ASAP is committed to exploring the richness and diversity of the international contemporary arts as well as the critical methodologies used to elucidate them.

ASAP welcomes all forms of innovative or established scholarship that have as their primary purpose the advancement of learning about the contemporary arts. Predicated on the reality that the contemporary arts operate globally through the interaction of persons, cultures, systems of distribution, and translations of values, but also strongly supporting local articulations that may contest such circulation, it encourages groundbreaking scholarship but also fellowship and scholarly interaction among its constituents. We are opposed to any discriminatory practice against persons or ideas that undermines human flourishing and the free creation and dissemination of ideas; the association does not endorse any one critical methodology, political orientation toward the arts, or aesthetic criterion of evaluation.

Constitution

President:

Karen Tongson, University of Southern California

 

Vice President:

Amy J. Elias, University of Tennessee

 

Second Vice President:

Amber Musser, City University of New York

 

Past President:

Tatiana Flores, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 

Members-at-Large:

Joshua Javier Guzmán, University of California, Los Angeles

Summer Kim Lee, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Secretary:

Ken Allan, Seattle University

 

Treasurer:

Maria Bose, Providence College

 

Communications Director:

Kinohi Nishikawa, Princeton University

 

ASAP/Journal Editor-in-Chief:

Elizabeth Ho, University of Hong Kong

 

ASAP/J Editor:

Alexandra Kingston-Reese, University of York

 

Conference Coordinator/Administrative Liaison:

Julian Wong-Nelson

ASAP strives to represent diverse views about art and its contexts. Views expressed individually by the members of the advisory board and executive committee do not express the views or positions of the Association, which can be found in our mission statement.  Advisory Board members serve a term of five years.

  • Mieke Bal, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Professor, University of Amsterdam (2014-19)

  • Jill Bennett, Associate Dean Research; Director, National Institute for Experimental Arts, NIEA, Dean’s Unit, Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, UNSW Australia (2014-19)

  • Maaike Bleeker, Professor and the Chair of Theatre Studies, Ultrecht University (2014-19)

  • Anne Bogart, Professor, Head of Directing Concentration, Artistic Director of SITI Company, Columbia University (2014-19)

  • Wendy Hui Kyong Chun,  Professor and Chair of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

  • Jill Dolan, Annan Professor in English, Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Princeton University (2014-19)

  • Johanna Drucker, Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliography, Department of Information Studies, UCLA (2014-19)

  • Laura Letinsky, Artist, Professor of Visual Art, University of Chicago (2014-19)

  • China Miéville, author, comic writer and academic

  • Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, Professor of Music Mediated Arts, European Graduate School (2010-15)

  • Sianne Ngai, Professor of English, Stanford University (2014-19)

  • Wang Ning, Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Tsinghua University (2012-17)

  • Marjorie Perloff, Professor Emerita of English at Stanford University and Scholar-in-Residence, the University of Southern California (2012-17)

  • James P. Phelan, Humanities Distinguished Professor, Department of English, Ohio State University, and editor of NARRATIVE(2014-19)

  • Peggy Phelan, Ann O’Day Maples Professor in the Arts, Professor of Drama and of English, Stanford University

  • Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Visual Artist  (2014-19)

  • Terry Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Pittsburgh (2012-17)

  • Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and English, University of California, Irvine (2010-15)

  • Eyal Weizman, Professor of Spatial & Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, London (2014-19)

2020-2021 Motherboard

President: Tatiana Flores, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Vice President: Karen Tongson, University of Southern California

Second Vice President: Dixa Ramírez D’Oleo, Brown University

Past President: Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, Washington University in St. Louis

Members-at-Large: Lauren Cramer, University of Toronto; Joshua Javier Guzmán, University of California at Los Angeles

Secretary: Ken Allan, Seattle University

Treasurer: Maria Bose, Clemson University

Communications Director: Kinohi Nishikawa, Princeton University

Conference Liaison: Darwin Tsen, Carthage College

ASAP/Journal Editor: Elizabeth Ho, University of Hong Kong

ASAP/J Editor: Alexandra Kingston-Reese, University of York

 

2019-2020 Motherboard

President: Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, Washington University in St. Louis

Vice President: Tatiana Flores, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Second Vice President: Karen Tongson, University of Southern California

Past President: Yogita Goyal, University of California, Los Angeles

Members-at-Large: S. Elise Archias, University of Illinois, Chicago; Lauren Cramer, University of Toronto

Secretary: Ken Allan, Seattle University

Communications Director: Kinohi Nishikawa, Princeton University

Treasurer: Maria Bose, Clemson University

ASAP/Journal Editor: Jonathan P. Eburne, The Pennsylvania State University

Interface Committee Chairs

  • Conference Program Committee: Jeremy Rosen, University of Utah
  • Elections & Prizes: Yogita Goyal, University of California, Los Angeles

 

2018-2019 Motherboard

President: Yogita Goyal, University of California, Los Angeles

Vice President: Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, Washington University in St. Louis

Second Vice President: Tatiana Flores, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Past President: Joseph Jeon, University of California, Irvine

Members-at-Large: Sheri-Marie Harrison, University of Missouri; Elise Archias, University of Illinois, Chicago

Secretary: Gloria Fisk, Queens College, CUNY

Communications Director: Kinohi Nishikawa, Princeton University

Treasurer: Angela Naimou, Clemson University

ASAP/Journal Editor: Jonathan P. Eburne, The Pennsylvania State University

Interface Committee Chairs

  • Conference Program Committee: Lee Konstantinou, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Elections & Prizes: Joseph Jeon, University of California, Irvine
  • International & Multidisciplinary: Melissa Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

2015-2016 Motherboard

President: Robyn Warhol, The Ohio State University

Vice President: Mark Goble, University of California, Berkeley

Second Vice President: Joseph Jeon, Pomona College

Past President: Jonathan P. Eburne, The Pennsylvania State University

Member-at-Large: Sarah Evans

Secretary-Communications Director: Gloria Fisk, Queens College, CUNY

Treasurer: Stephen A. Di Benedetto, University of Miami

ASAP/Journal Editors: Jonathan P. Eburne, The Pennsylvania State University; Amy J. Elias, University of Tennessee

Interface Committee Chairs

  • Conference Program Committee: Jaak Tomberg, University of Tartu; Robyn Warhol, The Ohio State University
  • Elections and Prizes: Jonathan P. Eburne, The Pennsylvania State University
  • International & Multidisciplinary: Melissa Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

2014-2015 Motherboard

President: Jonathan P. Eburne, The Pennsylvania State University
Vice President:  Robyn Warhol, The Ohio State University
Second Vice President: Mark Goble, University of California, Berkeley
Past President and Journal Liaison: Matthew Hart, Columbia University
Secretary-Communications Director: Amy J. Elias, University of Tennessee
Treasurer: Stephen A. Di Benedetto, University of Miami
ASAP/Journal Editors: Jonathan P. Eburne, The Pennsylvania State University; Amy J. Elias, University of Tennessee

Interface Committee Chairs

  • Conference Program Committee: Michael LeMahieu, Clemson University; Jonathan P. Eburne, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Elections & Prizes: Robyn Warhol, The Ohio State University
  • International & Multidisciplinary: Melissa Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

2013-2014 Motherboard

President: Matthew Hart, Columbia University
Vice President: Jonathan P. Eburne, The Pennsylvania State University
Second Vice President: Robyn Warhol, The Ohio State University
Past President: Andrew Hoberek, University of Missouri
Secretary-Communications Director: Amy J. Elias, University of Tennessee
Treasurer: Stephen A. Di Benedetto, University of Miami

Interface Committee Chairs

  • Conference Program Committee: Matthew Hart, Columbia University; Wang Ning, Tsinghua/Shanghai Jiao Tong Universities; Brian McHale, Ohio State University; Mark Goble, University of California at Berkeley
  • Elections & Prizes: Jonathan P. Eburne, The Pennsylvania State University
  • International & Multidisciplinary: Andrew Hoberek, University of Missouri; Melissa Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

2012-2013 Motherboard

President: Andrew Hoberek, University of Missouri
Vice President: Matthew Hart, Columbia University
Second Vice President: Jonathan P. Eburne, Penn State University
Past President: Jesse Matz, Kenyon College
Secretary-Communications Director: Amy J. Elias, University of Tennessee
Treasurer: Stephen A. Di Benedetto, University of Miami

Interface Committee Chairs

  • Conference Program Committee: Andrew Hoberek, University of Missouri; renee hoogland, Wayne State University
  • Elections & Prizes: Matthew Hart, Columbia University
  • International & Multidisciplinary: Melissa Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

2011-2012 Motherboard

President: Jesse Matz, Kenyon College
Vice President: Andrew Hoberek, University of Missouri
Second Vice President: Matthew Hart, Columbia University
Past President: Brian McHale, Ohio State University
Secretary-Archivist: Ursula Heise, Stanford University
Treasurer: Stephen A. Di Benedetto, University of Miami
Communications Director: Amy J. Elias, University of Tennessee

Interface Committee Chairs

  • Conference Program Committee: Hilary Dannenberg, University of Trier
  • Membership: Benjamin Lee, University of Tennessee
  • Elections & Prizes: Andrew Hoberek, University of Missouri
  • International & Multidisciplinary: Melissa Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

2010-2011 Motherboard

President: Brian McHale, Ohio State University
Vice President: Jesse Matz, Kenyon College
Past President: Amy J. Elias, University of Tennessee
Secretary-Archivist: Ursula Heise, Stanford University
Treasurer: Stephen A. Di Benedetto, University of Miami
Communications Director: Amy J. Elias, University of Tennessee
Conference Liaison: Christopher Kilgore, Rider College

 

2009-2010 Founding Motherboard

President: Amy J. Elias, University of Tennessee
Vice President: Brian McHale, Ohio State University
Secretary-Archivist: Ursula Heise, Stanford University
Treasurer: Stephen A. Di Benedetto, University of Miami
Communications Director: Amy J. Elias, University of Tennessee
Conference Liaison: Christopher Kilgore, Rider College