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Celebrating 60 Years of the ASA!

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the African Studies Association, and as many of our members know, the ASA has celebrated all year with our 60th Anniversary Campaign. The ASA Board of Directors reflected on the past 60 years of the association, and identified key strategic initiatives critical to the ASA’s mission that they asked ASA members to support. You can learn more about the past 60 years of the ASA, and the initiatives for the future in this video.

As the ASA looks to its next 60 years, the Association hopes to expand the ASA Presidential Fellows program, with a goal of doubling the number of scholars based in African institutions that we are able to support to attend the Annual Meeting; increase funding available for initiatives of the Emerging Scholars Network; host or sponsor more conferences and events in Africa; expand ASA advocacy programs and events; and continue to support coordinate organizations through our small grants program.

Since the ASA Presidential Fellows program started in 2010 with one fellow, it has grown to include six fellows in 2017. In March 2017, the Association sent two ASA members to advocacy conferences and events in Washington, DC, and you can learn from their experiences here, and here. The ASA has again partnered with the American Anthropological Association to host a conference in Africa in the Summer of 2018, and this year the ASA awarded eight grants to support coordinate organization activities, such as conferences on the continent. If you want to see more of these initiatives and events, make sure to contribute to the 60th Anniversary Campaign Fund before the end of the year.

If you are attending the Annual Meeting in Chicago, there will be some exciting opportunities for you to support the 60th Anniversary Campaign. The ASA is partnering with Royal Air Maroc (RAM), which is also celebrating its 60th anniversary, to give anyone who donates to the 60th Anniversary Campaign at the Annual Meeting a chance to win a roundtrip ticket to a RAM destination in Africa. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $6 each, or 12 tickets for $60. Winners will be drawn at the Award Ceremony at the Annual Meeting, on Saturday, Nov. 18. 

As we look to the end of 2017, we only have a few more weeks to reach our goal of $100,000. Nearly 200 ASA members have supported this campaign, helping us raise $22,440 – 20% of our goal. Current funds raised would allow for:

6 additional Presidential Fellows to attend the Annual Meeting

10 travel subsidies to be given for the next ASA conference in Africa

20 awards to ASA members to attend advocacy conferences in Washington, DC

40 small grants for coordinate organizations

Help the ASA achieve our goal of $100,000 to support the next 60 years of the Association. You can donate here, or by participating in our raffle at the Annual Meeting.

The ASA thanks the following members for their support of the 60th Anniversary Campaign:


Hadiza Abdulrahman

Olayiwola Abegunrin

Sabella Abidde

Dauda Abubakar

Nwando Achebe

Aderonke Adesanya

Ousseina Alidou

Eric Allina

Jean Allman

Ned Alpers

Charles Ambler

Kwasi Ampene

Lois Ann Anderson

Nana Anyidoho

Andrew Apter

Belinda Archibong

Kelly Askew

Daniel Ayana

Alfred Babo

Paul Chiudza Banda

Sandra Barkan

Sandra Barnes

Fodei Batty

Ruby Bell-Gam

Iris Berger

Sara Berry

Stephanie Bjork

Georges Bosakaibo

Kelly Duke Bryant

Judith Byfield

Matthew Carotenuto

Maria Cattell

Brenda Chalfin

Alan Cobley

Gia Cromer

Zoe Crossland

Ashley Currier

Robin d’Avignon

Hunt Davis, Jr.

Josephine Dawuni

Lynda Day

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Emilie Diouf

Deborah Durham

David Easterbrook

Jean Luc Enyegue

Toyin Falola

Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg

Almyra Oveta Fuller

Mark Gardiner

Guluma Gemeda

Abosede George

Elizabeth Glaser

Victor Gomia

Deborah Ann Green

Maria Grosz-Ngate

Jane Guyer

Leslie Hadfield

Kathleen Hanenburg

Sean Hanretta

Holger Bernt Hansen

John Harbeson

Rebecca Hardin

Jennifer Hart

Gabrielle Hecht

Keesha Burke Henderson

Linda Heywood

Dorothy Hodgson

Allen Howard

Goran Hyden

Habib Iddrisu

Allen Isaacman

John Janzen

Ali Jimale Ahmed

Deborah Johnson-Ross

Lansine Kaba

Kasongo Kapanga

Hassan Keynan

Joyce Kirk

Martin Klein

Nancy Lawler

Benjamin Lawrance

Lene Le Roux

Macrina Lelei

Barbara Lewis

Peter Lewis

Peter Little

Timothy Longman

Greg Maddox

Zoliswa Mali

Kristin Mann

Carol Martin

D.A. Masolo

Neil McHugh

Elisabeth McMahon

Stephan Miescher

Joseph Miller

Edward Miner

Kristen Moore

Marissa Moorman

Mary Moran

Richard Mtisi

Robert Munson

Ruth Murambadoro

Phoebe Musandu

Fawzia Mustafa

Catharine Newbury

Kalala Ngalamulume

Fallou Ngom

Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

Susan O’Brien

Cyril Obi

Levy Odera

Lilian Ekwutos Ohajunwa

Martin Ohajunwa

Opolot Okia

Sussie Okoro

Osaak Olumwullah

Mary Osirim

Nduka Otiono

Kefa Otiso

David Owusu-Ansah

Matthew Page

Michael Panzer

Jack Parson

Pauline Peters

Derek Peterson

Anne Pitcher

Catherine Lee Porter

Amy Poteete

James Pritchett

John Quinn

Stephanie Quinn

Scott Reese

Elisha Renne

Tasha Rijke

Richard Roberts

David Robinson

Pearl T. Robinson

Reginald Royston

Galya Ruffer

Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch

Abdi Samatar

Eve Sandberg

Lynn Schler

Richard Schroeder

Christine Schuetze

Pamela Scully

Idris Sharif

Kathleen Sheldon

Aliko Songolo

Elizabeth Sperber

Koenradd Stroeken

Lessie Tate

Scott Taylor

Kevin Tervala

Marcia Tiede

Jeanne Toungara

Leslie Townsend

Aili Tripp

Maria Tsolakis

Robin Turner

Ernest Uwazie

Judith Van Allen

Emily Van Houweling

Jacqueline Vieceli

Stephen Volz

David S. Wiley and Christine E. Root

Rosa Williams

Kimberly Wortmann

Sheron Wray

Jennifer Yanco

M. Crawford Young

Scott Youngstedt

Tafadzwa Zvobgo

 


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