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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

Nicole Hodges Persley, Chair (2019)
Elizabeth Cizmar (2019)
Katelyn Hale Wood (2019)
Patrick Anderson (2020)
Susan Bennett (2020)

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
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
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

Awards Committees

Publication & Presentation Prizes

Sally Banes Publication Prize

Susan Tenneriello (2019)
Jade Power Sotomayor (2020)

Oscar G. Brockett Essay Prize

Ryan Claycomb (2019)
Angela Marino (2020)

Cambridge University Press Prize

Debra Levine (2019)
Marlis Schweitzer (2019)

Distinguished Scholar Award

Susan Bennett (2019)
Sandra Richards (2020)

Barnard Hewitt Award

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

Errol Hill Award

Heather Nathans (2019)
Uri McMillan (2020)

Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize

Beth Osborne (2019)
Patrick McKelvey (2020)

Research Grants

ASTR Collaborative Research Award

Aaron Thomas (2019)
Carla Della Gatta (2020)

Grants for Researchers with Heavy Teaching Loads

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

Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Research Fellowships

Katherine Zien (2019)
Tara Rodman (2020)

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

Stephani Etheridge Woodson, Chair (2019)
Miriam Felton-Dansky (2019)
Arnab Banerji (2020)

Travel Awards

Selma Jeanne Cohen Conference Presentation Award

Susan Tenneriello (2019)
Jade Power Sotomayor (2020)

David Keller Travel Grants and Thomas Marshall Graduate Student Awards

Takeo Rivera (2019)
Meredith Conti (2020)

ATAP (American Theatre Archive Project)

Eric Colleary, Chair
Christa Williford, Chair
Susan Brady
Ken Cerniglia

Graduate Student Caucus

Sissi Liu, President
Hala Baki, Vice President
Rachel Moss, Vice President
Doria Charlson, Secretary
Rosa Schneider, Inclusion Officer
Dennis Sloan, Web
Talin Abadiandogidargh, Conference Assistance
Nicholas Barilar, Conference Assistance
Rebecca Hammonds, Conference Assistance
Wind Dell Woods, Conference Assistance
Kristen Wright, Ambassador/Mentorship, Rep to NP
Doria Charlson, Ambassador/Mentorship, Rep to Fundraising

Individual Appointments

Administrator: Laurie Krueger, CAE, Ewald Consulting
Archivist and Historian: Heather Nathans
Field Conversations Coordinators: Chrystyna Dale and Noe Montez
Director of Awards and Fellowships: Patricia Herrera
Theatre Survey: Marlis Schweitzer (Editor) and Brandi Wilkins Catanese (Associate Editor)
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Delegate: Daphne Lei
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 and Christa Williford

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