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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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Become a Member or Renew Annual Membership!

The ASA is partnering with Cambridge University Press to provide a new and improved online membership experience for the 2015 membership cycle. To see 2015 Membership rates and to process your 2015 Membership Renewal/Purchase please visit the ASA's Membership Page on Cambridge Journals Online. Please note that this new site will allow more user-friendly payments, access to a new membership directory, and complimentary online access to African Studies Review and History in Africa for ASA members.


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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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Member Aid For Africa
African Studies Association is a participating member of Aid for Africa, a unique partnership of nonprofit organizations serving families and communities throughout Africa.
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