News and Announcements


ASAA 2023: Call for Papers, panels, roundtables news

The 5th Biennial conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (#ASAA2023) will be held in Lubumbashi, the Democratic Republic of Congo. It will commemorate 10 years since the association was launched on October 25, 2013, at the International Conference on African Studies organized by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana (October 24-26, 2013). For the first time in the history of the ASAA, the Biennial will be held in a Francophone country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, a key part of the association’s strategy to spread its work across different parts of the continent and its diaspora; and to strategically strengthen knowledge institutions with the aim of centering Pan Africanism as intellectual lens for critical inquiry.  Read more


The African Studies Association of Africa Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award for Excellence in African Writingnews

Professor Pius Adesanmi, a Nigerian-born, Canada-based scholar’s passing was a monumental loss to the global African Studies community. In his honor, the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) established the Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award for Excellence in African Writing.

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GLOBAL AFRICA : Call for Papers for Issue 4 

GLOBAL AFRICA is inviting submissions for Issue 4 on the theme Theorizing for the Present and the Future: Africa, Knowledge creation, and Global Challenges.

Click on the link to download the Call for Papers.


Job Opportunity - University at Buffalo History Department 

The University at Buffalo History Department invites applications for two positions in the History of Health, Disability, and/or Science. One focuses on Africa, with appointments possible at the rank of advanced assistant, associate, or full professor. The other focuses on Asia or Latin America, with a preference for South Asia and appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Read more


Anthropology Professor (Multi-year Renewable Contract), Open Rank 

The Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. We welcome applications in any sub-field of the discipline but we are keen to make an appointment in Environmental Anthropology (understood broadly to include not only the climate crisis, the anthropocenic turn, and multi-species research but also the study of energies and infrastructures). The position is a non-tenure track, and open rank appointment (Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor). Read more


Call For Papers: Decolonizing Global Hegemonies in Africa and the African Diaspora

The decolonization process of the mid-twentieth century was spurred on by decades of anticolonial rebellion throughout Africa and the diaspora. Yet, the nature, temporality, and consequences of decolonization remain contested. The tragic loss of human lives, the erosion of indigenous cultures, religions and languages, along with the depletion of natural resources have continued well beyond the period of decolonization. In fact, independent nations on the African continent and in the diaspora continue to contend with the hegemonic presence of former imperial powers as well as newer economic and resource-hungry global powers such as China and the United States. Read more


Job Opportunity - Assistant Professor - African and/or Afro-Caribbean Theatre and Performance 

The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in African and/or Afro-Caribbean Theatre. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Read more


Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor - Department of African Studies, Howard University 

The Department of African Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek outstanding applicants with a distinguished track record in teaching, research, publication, and grantsmanship related to African Studies. The applicant’s teaching and pedagogical experience should reflect interdisciplinary approaches that harmonize knowledge of different social science and humanities fields for multidimensional teaching, research and analysis of socio-cultural, political and economic development issues in Africa. Read more


More Job Opportunities

ASAA Monthly Newsletter - July Edition Out! 
Call For Hosting:  The 5th Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (#Asaa2023)
Call for Nominations: The 2023 Dan David Prize