Officers and Committees


The Conference is governed by a Council composed of the Conference President, Vice-President, Executive Director, Past President, editors of the Hispanic American Historical Review, The Americas, and H-LatAm; and five members elected to two-year terms (six starting in 2022).

Executive Committee:
President: Ben Vinson III
Vice President and President-Elect: Celso Castilho
Past President: Bianca Premo
Executive Directors: Jurgen Buchenau and Erika Edwards

Elected Members:
Eileen Findlay (2020-2021)
David Carey (2020-2021)
Maria Barreiros Almeida Reis (2021-2022)
Danielle Terrazas Williams (2021-2022)
Tamara Walker (2021-2022)

Ex-Officio Members:

HAHR Editors: Martha Few, Matthew Restall, Amara Solari and Zachary Morgan
The Americas Editor:
John F. Schwaller
H-LatAm Editors: Marc Becker

Standing Committees

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:
Jorell Meléndez-Badillo
Ana Lucia Araujo
Jocelyn Olcott

Program Committee:
Thomas Rogers (2021 chair)
Sharika Crawford (2022 chair)
Jesse Zarley

Regional/Topical Sections

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

Andean Studies:
Nicole Pacino, Chair
Sarah Hines, Secretary

Atlantic World Studies:
Norah Gharala, Chair
Juan José Ponce Vázquez, Secretary

Jessica Ordaz

Brazilian Studies:
Gillian McGillivray, Chair
Yuko Miki, Secretary

Caribbean Studies:
Kaysha Corinealdi, Chair
Reena Goldthree, Secretary

Central American Studies:
Jordana Dym, Chair
Laura Matthew, Secretary

Chile-Rio de la Plata Studies:
Maria de los Angeles Picone, Chair
Debbie Sharnak, Secretary

Colonial Studies:
Adriana Chira, Chair
Mariana Dantas, Secretary

Gran Colombia Studies:
Shawn van Ausdal, Chair
Ana María Otero, Secretary

Mexican Studies
Gladys McCormick, Chair
Mónica Díaz, Secretary

Teaching and Teaching Materials:
Casey Lurtz, Chair
Carlos Dimas, Secretary