Dear ASAP Members,

The ASAP Motherboard seeks nominations for two executive committee positions. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome until May 5.

  1. Second Vice President (4-year term starting Fall 2019, advancing to Vice President in 2020, President in 2021, and Past President in 2022).
  2. Member-at-Large (2-year term starting Fall 2019).

For both positions, we welcome nominations for candidates working in any arts-related field, as defined in our Mission. We are mindful that the Motherboard should reflect the full range of disciplines in our membership, so we are particularly eager to nominate candidates who work in fields beyond literary studies. We hope to elect scholars and practitioners in such areas as film, media, music, theater, dance, architecture, and the visual arts to help foster more expansive conversations across our various disciplines, and broaden the scope of our future initiatives, conferences, and collaborations.

The Second Vice President fulfills duties of the Vice President in her/his absence, manages the Elections, and participates on the Program Committee and other committees as needed.

The Member-at-Large responds to the interests of the ASAP membership, periodically soliciting their concerns and recommendations and representing them through participation in Motherboard meetings. Members-at-Large are encouraged to propose initiatives of their own or from the ASAP membership to the Motherboard for consideration and discussion, and they shall be members of the selection committee for the graduate student essay prize.

Elections will take place in May. This year all current members of the Association are eligible to vote in the election. To renew your membership (or to join ASAP), please visit

We look forward to new members joining the Motherboard and contributing to the collaborative sense of intellectual discovery and community that has always distinguished ASAP.

Please submit nominations (including self-nominations, which are welcome) to me, including the name of the nominee and a brief biographical profile at

I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about these positions and the election process.

All best,

Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado

Vice President, ASAP