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Benefits of ASA Membership

As a member of the African Studies Association (ASA), you will join leading scholars and practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines. You will have the opportunity to network and exchange knowledge with an impressive network of academic scholars and researchers on Africa. ASA members enjoy many benefits, including: 

  • Print and Digital subscription to African Studies Review (ASR), a multi-disciplinary scholarly journal
  • Digital subscription to History in Africa (HIA), an annual journal
  • Discounted registration fee to attend the ASA Annual Meeting
  • Listing in the ASA Online Membership Directory with an advanced search feature to easily locate ASA colleagues and individuals
  • Opportunity to vote to elect officers and members of the Board of Directors 
  • Opportunity to serve on ASA Committees
  • Nominate individuals for the Distinguished Africanist Award 
  • Discounted purchase rates for print copies of History in Africa 
  • Receive the ASA quarterly newsletter
  • Announce accomplishments and advertise to the ASA membership, via ASA News
  • Extensive networking opportunities

African Studies Association membership is open to scholars, students and practitioners from around the world, who have an interest in Africa. ASA membership is valid for one calendar year.

Membership rates are as follows:

 Membership (Income equivalent to $50,000 and above) $180.00

Membership (Income equivalent to $50,000 and above) + print subscription to HIA $230.00

Membership (Income equivalent to $49,999 and below) $115.00

Membership (Income equivalent to $49,999 and below) + print subscription to HIA $165.00

Retiree Membership $100.00

Retiree Membership + print subscription to HIA $150.00

Student Membership (must send copy of valid ID) $70.00

Student Membership + print subscription to HIA $120.00

Students at African Institutions (must send copy of valid ID) $5.00


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African Studies Association
Rutgers University - Livingston Campus
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045
Tel: 848-445-8173
Fax: 732-445-6637