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Organizations Associated with the ASA


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. They are legally covered by the ASA’s 501(c)3 status and as such, must maintain all banking within ASA’s to be audit compliant. 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 two panels 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
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.

1African Association for the Study of Religion (AASR)
2Africa Network
3Africa Politics Conference Group
4Africa Today
5Africa-America Institute
6Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS)
7African Association of Political Science
8African Literature Association
9African Studies Association of India
10Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA)
11Association of African Women Scholars
12Association of African Women Scholars
13Congolese Studies Association
15Eritrean Studies Association
16Foundation for Contemporary Research
17French Colonial Historical Society
19H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online
20Health and Medicine Group
21Igbo Studies Association
22Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)
23Lagos Studies Association
24Mande Studies Association (MANSA)
25North East Workshop on Southern Africa (NEWSA)
26Sahara Fund, Inc.
27Saharan Studies Association
28Society of Africanist Archaeologists
29Tanzania Studies Association
30Title VI Africa National Resource Centers
31Uganda Studies Group
32West Africa Research Association (WARA)
33Yoruba Studies Council of the African Studies Association (YOSCASA)
34Zambezi 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.

Annual Meeting Space Request Form