Coordinate Organizations are a means to build communities around specific areas or interests within the field of African Studies. Coordinate Organizations consist of those organizations that have a scholarly and professional interest in the continent of Africa as a whole and whose primary focus is facilitating the exchange of ideas, information and research findings on Africa. They function as autonomous elements of the Association, bound by the Association’s policies and procedures and legal status. Coordinate Organizations must maintain uniform and consistent by-laws outlining policies for administration, elections, and finances. At least 25 of the members of a Coordinate Organization must also be members of the ASA. A brief annual report must be submitted for the previous calendar year to the ASA Secretariat by March 15. Coordinate Organizations will receive one panel without review for each Annual Meeting to be designated as a panel of the organization. Coordinate organizations are welcome to submit other panels for review. If accepted, those panels will also be designated as coordinate organization panels. You can find more information about coordinate organizations here.

List of Coordinate Organizations

Africana Librarians Council

African Studies Association Outreach Council

Association of African Studies Programs

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

Senegambian Studies Group (SSG)

Sports Africa

Women’s Caucus

Become a Coordinate Organization

Please fill out the online form:Coordinate and Affiliate Organization Application Form


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

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
Africana Librarians Council
Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA)
Association of African Women Scholars
Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS)
Central African Studies Association
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)
Mande Studies Association (MANSA)
North East Workshop on Southern Africa (NEWSA)
Queer African Studies Association
Sahara Fund, Inc.
Saharan Studies Association
Society of Africanist Archaeologists
Tanzania Studies Association
Title VI Africa National Resource Centers
Uganda Studies Group
Wales African Studies Network (WASNET)
West Africa Research Association (WARA)
Yoruba Studies Council of the African Studies Association (YOSCASA)
Zambezi African Studies Association

Become an Affiliate Organization

Please fill out the online form:Coordinate and Affiliate Organization Application Form


The ASA is currently a member of three Allied organizations: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), National Humanities Alliance (NHA), National Council of Area Studies Associations (NCASA).

The ASA has a special relationship with the Association of African Studies Programs (AASP) and the Coalition for International Education.


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 in June for your confirmed meeting time.