Benefits of ASA Membership

As a member of the African Studies Association (ASA), you will join leading scholars and practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines. You will have the opportunity to network and exchange knowledge with an impressive network of academic scholars and researchers on Africa. ASA members enjoy many benefits, including:

    • Discounted ASA Annual Meeting registration fee
    • Gratis print and digital subscription to African Studies Review (ASR), to be requested no later than October 31
    • Gratis digital subscription to History in Africa (HIA), an annual journal
    • Discounted print subscription to History in Africa (add by May 15 at checkout for +$50)
    • Access to job postings and professional development opportunities
    • Access to annual web based professional resources
    • Listing in the ASA Online Membership Directory, with personal contact information for members who have opted in
    • Eligibility to win the ASA’s Advocacy Travel Award
    • Eligibility to vote to elect officers and members of the Board of Directors
    • Eligibility to serve on ASA Committees
    • Eligibility to nominate individuals for the Distinguished Africanist Award
    • Eligibility to nominate ASA Presidential Fellows
    Digital subscription to the ASA biannual newsletter, print upon request (domestic shipping only)
    • Individual announcements via the ASA biannual newsletter
    • Invaluable internal networking opportunities

    African Studies Association membership is open to scholars, students and practitioners from around the world, who have an interest in Africa. ASA membership is valid from January 1 – December 31 for the year in which it was purchased.

    Membership rates

    Lifetime Membership $5000.00
    Individual Membership (Income equivalent to $50,000 and above) $180.00
    Individual Membership (Income equivalent to $49,999 and below) $115.00
    Retiree Membership $100.00
    Student Membership (must send copy of valid ID) $70.00
    Add a print subscription to History in Africa for any membership +$50.00
    Emerging Scholars at African Institutions Membership (must send copy of valid ID) $5.00
    Please note: the ASA defines “emerging scholar” as in pursuit of one’s terminal degree, or within five years post completion. 

    Coming in 2020: Institutional Membership

    Institutional Membership is designed for:

    • 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


    If your institution is interested, please contact for more information. Full benefits and pricing for institutions will be available online shortly.