Coordinate Organizations build communities around specific areas or interests within the field of African Studies with the primary focus of facilitating the exchange of ideas, information, and research findings. They function as autonomous elements of the Association, bound by the Association’s policies and procedures and legal status. Coordinate Organizations must maintain consistent by-laws and must have at least 25 of their members also be members of the ASA. A brief annual report must be submitted for the previous calendar year to the ASA Secretariat by February 1. Coordinate Organizations receive one panel without review for each Annual Meeting, and are welcome to submit other panels for review. To become a Coordinate or Affiliate Organization fill out our application.

Join A Coordinate Organization

Individuals may join any Coordinate Organization through the MyASA portal even if they are not current ASA Members. Membership rates vary.

Africana Librarians Council
African Studies Association Outreach Council (Teacher Workshop)
Association of African Studies Programs
Central African Studies Association (CASA)
Ghana Studies Association
Health, Science, Medicine, and Technology
Islam in Africa Studies Group
Lusophone African Studies Organization
North American Association of Scholars on Cameroon
Nigerian Studies Association
Queer African Studies Association
Senegambian Studies Group (SSG)
Sports Africa
Women’s Caucus


Affiliate organizations consist of organizations that have a scholarly and professional interest in Africa and operate entirely independently of the ASA. They receive free space for their business meeting at the ASA annual meeting (subject to availability). They may submit panels at the ASA Annual Meeting for review.

African Association for the Study of Religion (AASR)
Africa Network
Africa Politics Conference Group
Africa Today
Africa-America Institute
Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS)
African Association of Political Science
African Literature Association
African Studies Association of India
Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA)
Association of African Women Scholars
Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS)
Congolese Studies Association
Congo Research Network
Eritrean Studies Association
Foundation for Contemporary Research
French Colonial Historical Society
H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online
Health and Medicine Group
Igbo Studies Association
Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)
Lagos Studies Association
Mande Studies Association (MANSA)
North East Workshop on Southern Africa (NEWSA)
Sahara Fund, Inc.
Saharan Studies Association
Society of Africanist Archaeologists
Tanzania Studies Association
Title VI Africa National Resource Centers
Uganda Studies Group
West Africa Research Association (WARA)
Yoruba Studies Council of the African Studies Association (YOSCASA)
Zambezi African Studies Association


Coordinate and affiliate organizations wishing to reserve meeting and reception rooms for the annual meeting should fill out the online form available on the site once the Preliminary Program is released. All scheduling is done on a first come, first serve basis. Please consult the Preliminary Program, which will be posted to the ASA website for your confirmed meeting time.