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: Lara Putnam
Vice President: Bianca Premo
Past President: Jerry Dávila
Executive Secretaries: Jurgen Buchenau and Erika Edwards

Elected Members:
Lillian Guerra (2017-2018)
Matthew O’Hara (2017-2018)
Sarah Cline (2018-2019)
Tatiana Seijas (2018-2019)

Ex-Officio Members:

HAHR Editors: Martha Few, Matthew Restall, Amara Solari and Zachary Morgan
The Americas Editor:
Ben Vinson III
H-LatAm Editors: 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:
Pablo Piccato, Chair
Nancy van Deusen
Erick Langer

2018 Program Committee:
Monica Rankin, Chair
Rachel O’Toole (2019 Chair)
Michael Huner

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:
Gabriela Ramos, Chair
Kathryn Santner, Secretary

Atlantic World Studies:
Fabricio Prado, Chair
Jesse Cromwell, Secretary

Borderlands/Frontiers:
Sonia Hernández, Chair
Raúl Ramos, Secretary

Brazilian Studies:
M. Kittiya Lee, Chair
Okezi Otovo, Secretary

Caribbean Studies:
Glenn Chambers, Chair
Quito Swan, Secretary

Central American Studies:
Heather Vrana, Chair
Kevin Coleman, Secretary

Chile-Rio de la Plata Studies:
Jennifer Adair, Chair
Julia Sarreal, Secretary

Colonial Studies:
Ryan Amir Kashanipour, Chair
Alex Hidalgo, Secretary

Gran Colombia Studies:
Catalina Muñoz, Chair
Pablo F. Gómez, Secretary

Mexican Studies
Dana Velasco Murillo, Chair
Peter Villella, Secretary

Teaching and Teaching Materials:
Amanda López, Chair
Jethro Hernández Berrones, Secretary