Officers and Committees

Officers of the ASA include both elected and appointed members of the association.

The president-elect, who becomes president, then past president during their three-year term, is selected by a vote by ASA members during the annual election, while the executive director and the editor of the American Quarterly are appointed by the Executive Committee and ratified by the National Council.

2018-2019 Officers

President: Roderick Ferguson, University of Illinois, Chicago
President-elect: Scott Kurashige, University of Washington, Bothell
Past President: Kandice Chuh, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Executive Director: John F. Stephens, American Studies Association
Editor of American Quarterly: Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

2018-2019 Committees

Executive Committee
National Council
Delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies
Board of Trustees Trust and Development Fund
Finance Committee
Nominating Committee
Prize Committees
Program Committee
American Quarterly Editors
American Studies Association-Japanese Association for American Studies Project Advisory Committee

For the officers listed below, the term end date is June 30 of the year indicated in parentheses.

Please browse Committees and Chapters for the officers of specific committees and chapters.


Executive Committee

President: Roderick Ferguson, University of Illinois, Chicago
President-elect: Scott Kurashige, University of Washington, Bothell
Past President: Kandice Chuh, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Councilor: Soyica Colbert, Georgetown University
Councilor: Eng-beng Lim, Dartmouth College
Councilor: Deborah Vargas, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

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National Council

Hokulani Aikau, University of Utah (2021)
Kandice Chuh, immediate past president, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Soyica Colbert, Georgetown University (2021)
Jigna Desai, University of Minnesota (2021)
Nick Estes, student representative, University of New Mexico (2020)
Roderick Ferguson, president, University of Illinois, Chicago
Laura Sachiko Fugikawa, contingent faculty representative, Colby College (2020)
Alyosha Goldstein, University of New Mexico (2020)
LaMonda Horton-Stallings, Georgetown University (2020)
Miranda Joseph, University of Minnesota (2019)
Laura Kang, University of California, Irvine (2019)
Scott Kurashige, president elect, University of Washington, Bothell
Eng-beng Lim, Dartmouth College (2019)
Michelle Stephens, Rutgers University, New Brunswick (2019)
Lisa B. Thompson, University of Texas, Austin (2020)
Shirley Thompson, University of Texas, Austin (2019)
Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Pomona College (2021)
Rosie Uyola, student representative, Trevor Day School (2019)
Deborah Vargas, Rutgers University, New Brunswick (2020)
Rinaldo Walcott, international representative, University of Toronto, Canada (2020)
John F. Stephens, ex officio, executive director, American Studies Association
Mari Yoshihara, ex officio, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, editor of American Quarterly

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Delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies

Robert Warrior, University of Kansas (December 2019)

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Board of Trustees Trust and Development Fund

President-elect and Chair: Scott Kurashige, University of Washington, Bothell (2024)
Kandice Chuh, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (2022)
David Eng, University of Pennsylvania (2019)
David Roediger, University of Kansas (2020)
Robert Warrior, University of Kansas (2021)
President: Roderick Ferguson, ex officio, University of Illinois, Chicago (2023)
Executive Director: John F. Stephens, ex officio, American Studies Association

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Finance Committee

President-elect and Chair: Scott Kurashige, University of Washington, Bothell
Past President: Kandice Chuh, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
President: Roderick Ferguson, University of Illinois, Chicago
Councilor: Soyica Colbert, Georgetown University
Council Member: Eng-Beng Lim, Dartmouth College
Council Member: Deborah Vargas, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Executive Director: John F. Stephens, ex officio, American Studies Association

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Nominating Committee

Chair: Ernesto Javier Martínez, University of Oregon (2019)
Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside (2021)
Mishuana Goeman, University of California, Los Angeles (2019)
Karen Inouye, Indiana University (2021)
C. Riley Snorton, Cornell University (2020)
Sandra Ruiz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2020)

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Prize Committees

Bode-Pearson Prize Committee for 2018-2019

Chair: Lisa Duggan, New York University
Joanne Barker, San Francisco State University
Fred Moten, University of California, Riverside

Angela Y. Davis Prize Committee for 2018

Chair: Curtis Marez, University of California, San Diego
May C. Fu, University of San Diego
Dylan Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside

Mary C. Turpie Award Committee for 2018-2019

Chair: Lisa Lowe, Tufts University
Philip Deloria, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Kevin Murphy, University of Minnesota

John Hope Franklin Publication Prize Committee for 2018

Chair: Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico
Moon Ho-Jung, University of Washington, Seattle
Mireille Miller Young, University of California, Santa Barbara

Laura Romero First Book Publication Prize Committee for 2018

Chair: Shane Vogel, Indiana University, Bloomington
Margo Natalie Crawford, University of Pennsylvania
Mimi Thi Nguyen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize Committee for 2018

Chair: Rebecca Schreiber, University of New Mexico
Ruby Tapia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Kelly Wisecup, Northwestern University

Constance Rourke Article Prize Committee for 2018

Chair: Michael Innis-Jiménez, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Marguerite Nguyen, Wesleyan University
Ivy Wilson, Northwestern University

Yasuo Sakakibara International Scholar Paper Prize Committee for 2018

Keith Feldman, University of California, Berkeley
Kathryn Shanley, University of Montana

Gene Wise-Warren Susman Student Paper Prize Committee for 2018

Chair: Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University
Aren Airuza, University of Minnesota
Maile Arvin, University of California, Riverside

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Program Committee for the 2018 Annual Meeting

Co-Chair: Avery Gordon, University of California, Santa Barbara
Co-Chair: Grace Kyungwon, University of California, Los Angeles
Co-Chair: Junaid Rana, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Badia Ahad, Loyola University of Chicago
Gavriel Cutipa-Zorn, Yale University
Jennifer Denetdale, University of New Mexico
Roderick Ferguson, University of Illinois, Chicago
Daniel HoSang, Yale University
Waleed Mahdi, University of Oklahoma
Nadine Naber, University of Illinois, Chicago
Stephanie Smallwood, University of Washington, Seattle
Julie Sze, University of California, Davis

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American Quarterly Editors

Editor: Editor: Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Associate Editor: Vernadette Gonzalez, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Associate Editor: Suzanna Reiss, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Associate Editor: Chris Lee, University of British Columbia
Book Review Editor: Alyosha Goldstein, University of New Mexico
Book Review Editor: Britt Rusert, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Event Review Editor: Theodore Gonzalves, Smithsonian Institution
Event Review Editor: Laura Kina, DePaul University
Digital Projects Review Editor: Micha Cárdenas, University of Washington, Bothell
Digital Projects Review Editor: Scott Nesbit, University of Georgia
Digital Projects Review Editor: Miriam Posner, University of California, Los Angeles
Managing Editor: Katherine Achacoso, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Editorial Assistant: Logan Narikawa, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Editorial Assistant: Brooke Newell, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

American Quarterly Board of Managing Editors

Marie Alohalani Brown, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Marcus Daniel, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jonna Eagle, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia Franklin, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jane Haggis, Flinders University, Australia

Ju Young Jin, Soonchunhyang University, South Korea
Ikue Kina, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
Brandy Nālani McDougall, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Colin Moore, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

American Quarterly Board of Advisory Editors

Tanja Aho, University at Buffalo
Hokulani Aikau, University of Utah
Sari Altschuler, Northeastern University
Rachel Buff, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Bianet Castellanos, University of Minnesota
Susan Garfinkel, Library of Congress
Melani McAlister, George Washington University
Richard Rath, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Nitasha Sharma, Northwestern University
Chih-ming Wang, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica
Henry Yu, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

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American Studies Association-Japanese Association for American Studies Project Advisory Committee

Chair: Daryl Joji Maeda, University of Colorado, Boulder
Chair: Meg Wesling, University of California, San Diego
Rachel Buff, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Kandice Chuh, ex officio, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Anita Mannur, Miami University of Ohio
Krystyn Moon, University of Mary Washington

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