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Now accepting 2016 Exhibitor/Advertiser Applications


The African Studies Association is pleased and excited to invite you to participate in the 2016 Annual Meeting as an exhibitor and/or advertiser. 

This year’s Annual Meeting will be held December 1-3, 2016, at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. The Annual Meeting theme is Imagining Africa at the Center: Bridging Scholarship, Policy, and Representation in African Studies. Please visit the Exhibitor and Sponsor pages for further details and the 2016 Exhibitor and Advertiser Application.

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Coordinate Organization Reporting Forms Due Soon

Please remember that all coordinate organizations must fill out their annual reporting form by Friday, May 6. You can find this form online. Only online submissions will be accepted – please do not email, fax, or mail your report.

The ASA is eager to support our coordinate organizations, and we depend on the feedback we receive through the annual reporting form. In addition to updating our records of officers and organization events, we use this form to help the ASA explore ways in which we can foster more collaboration with each organization. Our relationship with our coordinate organizations is incredibly important, and we look forward to finding new and creative ways the ASA can work with and support each organization. Completion of this form is required to renew coordinate organization status, and to receive benefits such as free use of meeting space at the Annual Meeting.

You can find more information about coordinate organization requirements and benefits on the ASA website. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact the ASA Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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11th Annual ASA Presidential Lecture at Rutgers University

The 11th Annual African Studies Association Presidential Lecture at Rutgers University will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 4:30 pm at the Alexander Library on the Rutgers University College Ave Campus.

ASA President Dorothy Hodgson will deliver the lecture, "Gender, Justice, Human Rights, & the Problem of Culture". The ASA invites its members and any interested community members to attend this event.

 Find more information about the lecture here.

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Dakar 2016 Preliminary Program Now Available Online!

The African Studies Association, in partnership with the American Anthropological Association is excited to present the inaugural joint conference entitled, "Innovation, Transformation and Sustainable Futures in Africa."  This event, which will take place at the Novotel Dakar from June 1-4, 2016 will provide an interdisciplinary occasion to focus research attention on important transformations as they relate to Africa’s future. Hosted in Dakar by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the West African Research Center (WARC), the conference will itself model innovation and creativity in its presentation formats and its location. Dakar, now a city of more than two million people, exemplifies these dynamic changes— developing into a modern, global city while maintaining its rich cultural roots and identity.

The preliminary program is now available on the conference website at

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2016 Royal Air Maroc-ASA Student Travel Award

The Royal Air Maroc-African Studies Association Student Travel Award aims to facilitate and increase the movement of students and the exchange of ideas, between students of African Studies in Africa and the United States. The overarching aim of the award is to acknowledge outstanding scholarship by future African Studies scholars. The award, which consists of complimentary airline tickets between the United States and any Royal Air Maroc (RAM) destination in Africa (a list of destinations can be found on the RAM website), is given every year at the ASA's Annual Meeting.

In 2016, several tickets will be awarded to competitively selected students who have displayed outstanding scholarship in their area of study. Award tickets may be used to facilitate research, study abroad, and/or travel home for African students studying in the United States. 


Students from Africa pursuing studies and/or conducting research in the United States, and students from the United States pursuing studies and/or conducting research in Africa are eligible to apply for the award. Please note that travel must occur within 12 months of receiving the award.

To Apply

Applications are being accepted in one of the following ways:

NominationsOnly nominations from ASA members will be accepted. To renew your membership, please visit the ASA's membership page

ASA Members are eligible to nominate outstanding students for the award. Once students are nominated, they will receive notification via email of their nomination, and information on next steps.

Individual Applications

Students applying without the nomination of an ASA member will be requested to submit an online application, and at least one letter of recommendation from a current Professor. Students can indicate in their application whether they would like to be considered for two round-trip tickets. Requests for two tickets must be justified during the application process.


All nominations and applications received on or before April 30, 2016 will be considered for this year.  PLEASE NOTE THE 2016 DEADLINE HAS PASSED AND THE ASA IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS.



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