ASA Membership

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Annual Meeting Information

Click here for the most up-to-date information regarding this year’s Annual Meeting including registration rates and a tentative schedule. Information […]

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ASA Publications

The ASA publishes two journals with Cambridge University Press, an Annual Report, and a biannual newsletter for ASA Members

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News & Blog

African Studies and Digital Humanities: Recalibrating and Reframing a New Narrative in the Age of Technology

Against the backdrop of the ongoing digital revolution and its impact on every space of global ecosphere, it is believed […]

Pay with a Credit Card in Three Simple Steps

You can pay your ASA membership and/or Annual Meeting registration with a credit card in MyASA instead of PayPal. Just […]

Meet the Author: 2020 Aidoo-Snyder Prize Winner Jumoke Verissimo

Join us for the ASA Member exclusive event Meet the Author: 2020 Aidoo-Snyder Prize Winner Jumoke Verissimo on Thursday, April […]

2021 Prize Nominations Are Open!

2021 Prize Nominations Are Open! Please refer to each prize nomination process separately via the links and be sure to […]

Hygiene, Power, and the Right to the City: Urban Experiences at a Time of COVID.

Practices of managing hygiene have long preoccupied colonial and post-colonial authorities, particularly in designing space and controlling populations in African […]

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Established in 1957, the African Studies Association is the flagship membership organization devoted to enhancing the exchange of information about Africa.

With almost 2,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, the African Studies Association encourages the production and dissemination of knowledge about Africa, past and present. Based in the United States, the ASA supports understanding of an entire continent in each facet of its political, economic, social, cultural, artistic, scientific, and environmental landscape. Our members include scholars, students, teachers, activists, development professionals, policymakers and donors.

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