Cathleen Cahill, Program Committee Co-Chair, is Associate Professor of History at the Pennsylvania State University. She is a social historian with an emphasis on women’s working and political lives, asking how identities such as race, nationality, class, and age have shaped them.
Matthew Restall, Program Committee Co-Chair, is Edwin Earle Sparks Professor of History at the Pennsylvania State University. He is a historian of colonial Latin America, Yucatan and Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, Maya history, the Spanish Conquest, and Africans in Spanish America.
Martha Few is Professor of History at the Pennsylvania State University. She is a historian of Guatemala and colonial Latin America, with research interests in the history of medicine and public health, Mesoamerican ethnohistory, gender and sexuality, and human-animal studies.
Christopher Heaney is Assistant Professor of History at the Pennsylvania State University. He is a historian of modern Latin America with research interests in the history of Indigenous-European encounters over science and death in the Andes and wider Americas.
Margaret Huettl is Assistant Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research focuses on Native American history and North American Wests with interests in Indigenous sovereignty and settler colonialism in a transnational context.
Lucy Murphy is Professor of History at the Ohio State University, Newark. She is a historian of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Native American history and Midwestern American borderlands history with interests in intercultural, interracial, and gender relations.
Pablo Sierra Silva is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Rochester. His research focuses on the experiences of enslaved people, mostly Africans, South Asians and their descendants, in the cities of colonial Mexico (New Spain) during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Linda Williams is Professor of Art History at the University of Puget Sound, specializing in art of sixteenth-century Mexico and Italy and the ways that art, architecture, and religious objects embodied the encounter between Yucatec Maya and Europeans in the early colonial period.
Sami Davis is a Ph.D. student in History and Art History at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on Mayan, African, and Spanish women in colonial Yucatan with a focus on the intersections of race and gender in daily lives of women.