Individual Membership Information

African Studies Association members are leading scholars and professionals from around the world who have an interest in Africa.  ASA members enjoy many benefits, including:


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Institutional Membership

The ASA now offers institutional membership, to the following category of institutions:

  • Centres and departments in academic institutions (both in the United States and globally), with an interest in the study of Africa.
  • Embassies and/or consulates, representing countries in Africa
  • Bilateral organizations, think-tanks and NGO’s with a scholarly interest in Africa
  • Regional organizations in Africa
  • Intergovernmental institutions
  • United States Government agencies
  • Funding agencies with an interest in supporting the development Africa

Benefits of Institutional Membership

  • Complimentary subscriptions to ASR and HIA to institutional representative
  • Graduate student memberships
  • 1 complimentary full-page institutional ad, in the Annual Meeting program
  • Complimentary meeting space at the Annual Meeting
  • Discount benefits on Royal Air Maroc
  • Listing and access to the ASA membership directory
  • Complimentary subscription to the ASA’s digitized archives to institutional representative
  • Passes to attend the ASA Annual Meeting, and related events
  • Voting privileges (through the institutional representative)
  • Award nominating privileges (through the institutional representative)
  • Institutional “spotlight” features in the ASA newsletter


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