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Committees & Appointments
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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

Patrick Anderson, Chair (2020)
Susan Bennett (2020)
Yumi Pak (2021)
Adam Versenyi (2021)
Stacy Wolf (2021)

2019 Committee on Conferences

Jimmy Noriega, College of Wooster, Chair
Pannill Camp, Washington University in St. Louis
Charlotte M. Canning, University of Texas
Michelle Liu Carriger, UCLA
Joseph D’Ambrosi, Indiana University
Laura Edmondson, Dartmouth College
Brian Eugenio Herrera, Princeton University
Diana King, UCLA Library
Rosemary Malague, University of Pennsylvania
Francesca Marini, Texas A&M University Libraries
Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University
Kirsten Pullen, University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana
Elizabeth W. Son, Northwestern University

2019 Conference Program Chairs

Pannill Camp, Washington University in St. Louis
Charlotte M. Canning, University of Texas
Brian Eugenio Herrera, Princeton University
Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University

2019 Conference Program Committee

Ahmed Asi, University of California, Santa Barbara
R. Darren Gobert, Professor, Theater Studies, Duke University
Anita Gonzalez, Professor, Theatre and Drama, University of Michigan
Francesca Marini, Texas A&M University Libraries
Rosemary Malague (CoC Rep, 2018-19), University of Pennsylvania
Eric Mayer-Garcia, Instructor, Women’s & Gender Studies and English, Louisiana State University
Marcus E. McQuirter, Professor, Drama, Austin Community College
Christine Mok, Assistant Professor, English, University of Rhode Island
Jason Shaffer, Professor, English, United States Naval Academy
Elizabeth W. Son (CoC Rep, 2019-20), Northwestern University

Ad Hoc Committees

For additional information and resources shared by ASTR’s ad hoc committees, please click the links below:

Empowerment Committee
Membership Committee
Mentoring Committee
New Paradigms in Graduate Education Committee
Transnational Committee

Awards Committees

Publication & Presentation Prizes

Sally Banes Publication Prize

Susan Tenneriello (2019)
Jade Power Sotomayor (2020)
Katherine Profeta (2021)

Oscar G. Brockett Essay Prize

Ryan Claycomb (2019)
Angela Marino (2020)
Megan Sanborn Jones (2021)

Cambridge University Press Prize

Debra Levine (2019)
Marlis Schweitzer (2019)
Will Daddario (2021)

Distinguished Scholar Award

Susan Bennett (2019)
Sandra Richards (2020)
Elinor Fuchs (2021)

Barnard Hewitt Award

Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento (2019)
Valleri Robinson (2020)
Satoko Shimazaki (2020)

Errol Hill Award

Heather Nathans (2019)
Uri McMillan (2020)
Kellen L. Hoxworth (2021)

Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize

Beth Osborne (2019)
Patrick McKelvey (2020)
Dani Snyder-Young (2021)

Research Grants

ASTR Collaborative Research Award

Aaron Thomas (2019)
Carla Della Gatta (2020)
Lindsay Hunter (2021)

Grants for Researchers with Heavy Teaching Loads

Samer Al-Saber (2019)
Lezlie Cross (2019)
Ariel Nereson (2020)

Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Research Fellowships

Katherine Zien (2019)
Tara Rodman (2020)
Amy Cook (2021)

Brooks McNamara Publishing Subvention, Research Fellowships, and Targeted Research Areas Grants

Miriam Felton-Dansky (2019)
Arnab Banerji (2020)
Chloe Johnston (2021)

Travel Awards

Selma Jeanne Cohen Conference Presentation Award

Susan Tenneriello (2019)
Jade Power Sotomayor (2020)
Katherine Profeta (2021)

David Keller Travel Grants and Thomas Marshall Graduate Student Awards

Takeo Rivera (2019)
Meredith Conti (2020)
Kyna Hamill (2021)

ATAP (American Theatre Archive Project)

Michael Valdez, Administrator
Russ Dembin, Member
Christa Williford, Member
Colleen Reilly, Member
Helice Koffler, Member
Kate Bredeson, Executive Committee

Graduate Student Caucus

Hala Baki, President
Joseph D’Ambrosi, Vice President, Rep. to the Committee on Conferences
Ahmed Asi, Vice President, Rep. to the Conference Committee
Dennis Sloan, Rep. to the New Paradigms in Graduate Education Committee
Lisa Robinson, Secretary/Historian
Lizbett Benge, Inclusion Officer

Individual Appointments

Archivist and Historian: Jyana Browne (2022)
ATAP: Michael Valdez
Field Conversations Coordinators: Chrystyna Dail and Noe Montez
Director of Awards and Fellowships: Patricia Herrera
Theatre Survey: Marlis Schweitzer (Editor), Brandi Wilkins Catanese (Associate Editor), and Erika Lin (Book Review)
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Delegate: Daphne Lei
Dance Studies Association (DSA) Liaison: Joanna Dee Das
IFTR Liaison: Elaine Aston
TLA's Liaison to ASTR: Diana King
American Alliance for Theatre Education (AATE) and International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN) Liaison: Mary McAvoy
Archive Committee / ATAP: Eric Colleary and Christa Williford

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