Please find below a series of updates, announcements, and event notifications relevant to current ASA Members. If you have a question about a posting that you see, please contact us at members@africanstudies.org.


ASA News, Fall 2021 is Out!

ASA News, Fall 2021 is Out! You can either read the full ASA News, Fall 2021 edition online (which will […]

Africa and the Olympics: Race, Gender, and Power on the Road to Tokyo

Join us for the ASA Member exclusive event Africa and the Olympics: Race, Gender, and Power on the Road to […]

How to Engage in Member-Driven Advocacy

If you’re passionate about an Advocacy issue and wish to bring it to the ASA Advocacy Committee, we’ve outlined the […]

5 Ways to Maximize Your ASA Membership

Meet the Author: 2020 Aidoo-Snyder Prize Winner Jumoke Verissimo

Join us for the ASA Member exclusive event Meet the Author: 2020 Aidoo-Snyder Prize Winner Jumoke Verissimo on Thursday, April […]

2021 Prize Nominations Are Open!

2021 Prize Nominations Are Open! Please refer to each prize nomination process separately via the links and be sure to […]

Member Benefits: ASA Specialist Directory

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Emerging Scholars at Work: Bridging the Gap Between Practitioners and Scholars

Join us for an ASA Member exclusive event entitled Emerging Scholars at Work: Bridging the Gap Between Practitioners and Scholars […]

Prof. G. Tucker Childs 1948–2021

I regret to announce the death of Professor G. Tucker Childs, who devoted decades of research to the documentation and […]

Margaret “Peg” Snyder (1929-2021)

A Tribute to Margaret “Peg” Snyder (1929-2021) The ASA Women’s Caucus celebrates the life and work of our sister Dr. […]

ASA Emerging Scholars Network Meeting: Restructuring for the Future

Join us for a special Emerging Scholar Network exclusive event: ASA ESN Connecting the Voices of the Future: A conversation […]

Open Letter to the ASA Community Concerning the 2021 Annual Meeting

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding vaccine distribution and international travel, the African Studies Association Executive […]

Ethnic Federalism, Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia

Join us for a special ASA Member exclusive event: Ethnic Federalism, Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis in the Tigray Region of […]

Sue Rosenfeld 1948–2020

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Sue Rosenfeld passed away on October 10, 2020. […]

Self-Nominations are Open for the ASA Board of Directors

The ASA Nominations Committee is soliciting self-nominations from members who wish to be considered for the 2022 election slate for positions on the […]

In Memory of Bill Freund

In Memory of Bill Freund 6 July 1944 – 17 August 2020 MEDIA RELEASE reposted with permission from Wits University […]

Arthur Anta Abraham

As Triple A Passes On: An Appreciation, By Ibrahim Abdullah Arthur Antar Abraham, triple A for short, (aka Karmoh), was […]

In Memory of Pier M. Larson – Historian, Johns Hopkins University

Pier M. Larson – Historian, Johns Hopkins University Board of Directors – African Studies Association It is with great sadness […]

Open Letter to the ASA Community Concerning the 2020 Annual Meeting

Open Letter to the ASA Community Concerning the 2020 Annual Meeting Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and our commitment […]

Olayiwola Abegunrin (1946-2020)

Professor Olayiwola Abegunrin (1946-2020) It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of an active member of the […]