Individual Member Advocacy


What Americans across the political spectrum got wrong about the attempted insurrection: The idea of American greatness is rooted in a global history of anti-Black racism by Corrie Decker and Elisabeth McMahon, Washington Post, Made By History Perspectives

Condemnation of US Coup Attempt // Condamnation de la Tentative de Coup d’État Américain by William G. Moseley


‘Could the Police Kill Me, Too?’ My Young Son Asked Me by Carina Ray, New York Times, Opinion

ASA members can apply for the ASA Advocacy Travel Award, which awards travel subsidies to ASA members to attend advocacy conferences in Washington, DC. Read about the experiences of ASA Advocacy Travel Awards winners in their own words below.

Stephen Davis, University of Kentucky, National Humanities Alliance Conference

Rita Keresztesi, University of Oklahoma, Consortium of Social Science Associations Conference

Eric J. Schmidt, Boston University, Coalition for International Education Conference

Sarah Stefanos, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Consortium of Social Science Associations Conference

Emily Riley, University of Kansas, National Humanities Alliance and Coalition for International Education Conferences

Julia Cummiskey, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, National Humanities Alliance Conference

Joseph Kweku Assan, Brandeis University, Consortium of Social Sciences Associations Conference 

Joanna Tague, Denison University, National Humanities Alliance Conference

ASA Member Advocacy in the News

Please note that statements posted on this page represent the view of the authors and organizations who issued these statements, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the African Studies Association or its Board of Directors.

January 16, 2018 Joseph Hellweg as a guest on the podcast The Rotunda

January 16, 2018 Joseph Hellweg in the Tallahassee Democrat

January 17, 2018 Joseph Hellweg in The Reflector

January 18, 2018 Beth Elise Whitaker and Christopher Day in The Washington Post

January 18, 2018 Tim Longman in CambridgeCore Blog

January 20, 2018 M. Neelika Jayawardane in Al Jazeera 

January 22, 2018 Anene Ejikeme in the San Antonio Express News