January 13, 2015 - The African Studies Association (ASA) is excited to announce a call for participation in our Graduate Student Caucus Steering Committee. In 2014, the ASA Board of Directors approved the creation of a Graduate Student Caucus to facilitate the participation of graduate students in the membership and the leadership of the organization. To this aim, the Graduate Student Caucus will have a member liaison who will serve as a full member of the ASA Board of Directors.
The Graduate Student Caucus Steering Committee will lead the development of new strategies to integrate Graduate Students into the ASA membership and to develop member benefits and programs targeted toward graduate students. The committee will be tasked with creating a proposed set of organizational guidelines, bylaws, and operating principles for the Graduate Student Caucus. The Steering Committee will also select a member to serve as the initial Graduate Student Caucus Representative on the ASA Board of Directors. This representative will attend the Spring 2015 ASA Board of Directors Meeting (to be held in April 2015 at Rutgers University) to participate in the overall meeting and to present the proposed guidelines and principles to the Board.
The ASA is excited to extend this opportunity to our graduate student members, and look forward to working with you on this initiative. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the ASA Secretariat at