Officers and Committees

General Committee

The Conference is governed by a General Committee composed of the Conference President, Vice-President, Executive Secretary, Past President, editors of the Hispanic American Historical Review, The Americas, and H-Latam; and four members elected to two-year terms.

Executive Committee:

President: Jerry Dávila
Vice President: Lara Putnam
Past President: Jane Landers
Executive Secretary: Jurgen Buchenau

Elected Members:
Tom Rogers (2014-2015)
Karen Graubart (2014-2015)
Susan Gauss (2015-2016)
Yanna Yannakakis (2015-2016)

Ex-Officio Members:

HAHR Editors: Jocelyn Olcott, John French, and Peter Sigal
The Americas Editor:
Ben Vinson III
H-LatAm Editors: Michael Innis-Jiménez, Dennis Hidalgo and John F. Schwaller

Standing Comittees

The Conference has several standing committees, including the Nominating and Program Committees, in addition to its prize selection committees.  The Conference can also constitute special committees in order to carry out programs approved by the General Committee and/or the membership.

Nominating Committee:

Marshall Eakin, Chair
Lillian Guerra
Sarah Chambers

2015 Program Committee:

Sherry Johnson, Chair
Sonia Robles (2016 Chair)
Hendrik Kraay

Regional/Topical Committees

In order to promote scholarship germane to their respective regions and periods, the Conference has established eight Regional Committees as well as a Teaching/Teaching Materials Committee which may be joined only by Conference members. These groups are:

Andean Studies:
Jeremy Mumford, Chair
Marcela Echeverri, Secretary

Elliot Young, Chair
Grace Delgado, Secretary

Brazilian Studies:
Mark Hertzman, Chair
Ana Romo, Secretary

Caribbean Studies:
Heather Kopelson, Chair
Kristen Block, Secretary

Central American Studies:
Owen S. Jones, Chair
Alvis Dunn, Secretary

Chile-Rio de la Plata Studies:
Michael Huner, Chair
Edward Murphy, Secretary

Colonial Studies:
Cristina Soriano, Chair
José Carlos de la Puente, Secretary

Gran Colombia Studies:
Ernesto Bassi, Chair
Lina Britto, Secretary

Mexican Studies
John Chuchiak, Chair
Michel R. Oudijk, Secretary

Teaching and Teaching Materials:
Anna Alexander, Chair
Amelia Kiddle, Secretary