• What is the difference between a Coordinate and Affiliate Organization?
    Coordinate Organizations are organizations with a scholarly and professional interest in Africa, with a primary focus on facilitating the exchange of ideas, information and knowledge on Africa. Coordinate Organizations are considered legal entities of the African Studies Association, and can use the ASA website to collect dues and other fees. At least 25 members of a Coordinate Organization must also be members of the ASA. Coordinate Organizations will receive one panel without review each Annual Meeting. The organization may submit other panels for review. If accepted, those panels will be designated as panels of that organization. Links to Coordinate Organization webpages will be provided on the ASA website. An Annual Report must be submitted for the previous calendar year to the ASA secretariat by March 15.

  • Affiliate Organizations are organizations with a scholarly and professional interest in Africa, and operate independently of the ASA. Affiliate Organizations are provided with free space for their business meetings at the ASA Annual Meeting (subject to availability). Affiliate Organizations may sponsor panels at the ASA Annual Meeting.


  • Please provide the names and email addresses of your organization's current officers so we may communicate with everyone about the status of your application.
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  • Please list any awards and/or prizes your organization gives and how often they are awarded.
  • Example: Best Book Prize, Awarded Annually
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  • These goals could include prize development, membership growth, event participation, programming changes, implementation of bylaws, etc.