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ASTR relies upon the participation of its members in many committees that help to sustain the organization and award the prizes that support our members’ research efforts and scholarly accomplishments.

The Standing, Regular and Ad Hoc Committees are created by the Officers and Executive Committee to carry out the work of ASTR. The President appoints members to these committees as well as to the other posts listed further below, which include delegates, editors and liaisons. All terms begin and end at the business meeting in November of the designated year, unless otherwise noted.

Standing Committees

Nominating Committee

Monica Ndounou, (Chair, 2017)
Shannon Walsh
Jennifer Goodlander
David Saltz

2017 Committee on Conferences

Jill Stevenson, Marymount Manhattan College, Chair
Carol Martin, New York University
Noe Montez, Tufts University
Jen-Scott Mobley, East Carolina University
Jimmy A. Noriega, The College of Wooster
Analola Santana, Dartmouth College
Joshua Abrams, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London
Sissi Liu, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Diana King, University of California, Los Angeles
Mike Sell, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Osborne, Florida State University

2017 Conference Program Chairs

Jimmy A. Noriega, The College of Wooster
Jen-Scott Mobley, East Carolina University
Analola Santana, Dartmouth College

2017 Conference Program Committee

Jill Stevenson, Marymount Manhattan College, ex officio
Patrick Anderson, University of California San Diego
Faedra Chatard Carpenter, University of Maryland
Catherine Cole, University of Washington
Laura Edmondson, Dartmouth College
Gad Guterman, Webster University
Ric Knowles, University of Guelph
Carrie Sandahal, University of Illinois Chicago
Karen Shimakawa, New York University
Harvey Young, Northwestern University
Rena Heinrich, University of California, Santa Barbara (GSC rep)
Doug Reside, New York Public Library (TLA rep)
Mike Sell, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Committee on Conferences Rep)
Sissi Liu, The Graduate Center, CUNY (Committee on Conferences Rep)

Awards Committees

Brandi Wilkins Catanese (Chair)

Barnard Hewitt Award

Shannon Steen (2017)
Patrick Anderson
Claudia Nascimento
Valleri Robinson

Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Research Fellowships

Donavan Sherman (2019)
Kimi Johnson (2019)

Errol Hill Award

Ramon Rivera-Servera (2017)
Douglas Jones
Heather Nathans

Oscar G. Brockett Essay Award

Rhona Justice-Malloy
Ryan Claycomb
Rhona Justice-Malloy

Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize

Michael Chemers
Jocelyn Buckner
Beth Osborne

Research Fellowship, Targeted Research Areas Grant, and Brooks McNamara Subvention

Leigh Woods (2017)
Stephanie Etheridge Woodson (2019)

Sally Banes and Selma Jean Cohen

Marla Carlson (2017)
Susan Tenneriello (2018)
Katerine Mezur (2018)

ASTR Collaborative Research Grants

Stefka Mihaylova (2018)
Karen Jean Martinson
Aaron Thompson

Distinguished Scholar Award

David Savran
Gay Cima
Susan Bennett

Grants for Researchers with Heavy Teaching Loads

Virginia Anderson (2017)
Samer Al-Saber (2019)

ATAP (American Theatre Archive Project)

Daphne Lei (Delagate)
Kevin Brown (Liaison)

Graduate Student Caucus

Yasmine Jahanmir (President)
Sissi Liu
Rena Heinrich
Kat Lieder
Joseph D'Ambrosi

Individual Appointments

Administrator: Eric Ewald, CAE, Ewald Consulting
Archivist and Historian: Heather Nathans
Career Sessions Coordinators: Paige McGinley & Gad Guterman
Director of Awards and Fellowships: Brandi Wilkins Catanese
Theatre Survey: Nicholas Ridout (editor), Marlis Schweitzer (Associate Editor)
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Delegate: Daphne Lei
National Humanities Alliance Delegate: Jill Stevenson
IFTR Liaison: Jean Graham-Jones
TLA's Liaison to ASTR: Wade Hollinghaus
American Alliance for Theatre Education (AATE) and International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN) Liaison: Mary McAvoy
Archive Committee / ATAP: Eric Colleary & Christa Williford

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