The African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) is a membership-organization of scholars, practitioners, and activists of the African continent and her diaspora. The association’s vision is to promote Africa’s own specific contributions to the advancement of knowledge about the peoples and cultures of Africa and the Diaspora. The fruition of this vision is directly linked to the freedom that scholars on the continent and in the diaspora enjoy to pursue research of interest to them.

Currently, the introduction of a Public Universities Bill (PUB) by the government of Ghana ( University Bill.pdf ) “seeks to provide for the establishment of a public university bill and also spell out the governance structure, finance, administration and regulation of the activities of a public university in a structured, harmonious and co- ordinated manner”. Read full statement



The African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) is a membership-organization of scholars, practitioners and activists of the African continent and her Diaspora.

We are an association strongly committed to upholding the sanctity and dignity of life, particularly of Black people on the African continent, the African Diaspora and African people globally.  We are united by a brutal common experience of relentless structural violence and racism.

For centuries Black people have been denigrated and dehumanized through the system of slavery, colonialism, de jure/de facto segregation, and the activities of racist governments that have perpetuated cultural imperialism, socio-economic exploitation, and political marginalization.  Read More

 News and Announcements

Female Monarchs and Merchant Queens in Africa Author Talk w/ Nwando Achebe news
Call for Submissions: SWS Global Pandemic Reading Resources/Syllabus news
ASA 2020 Virtual Meeting: THE AFRICA AND COVID-19 Series news
A Message from ASAA President 
ASAA Elect Members to the Executive Council
Police Brutalities in the US: Statements from Organisations and Institutions
ASAA members contribute to debate on publishing about Africa in Africa 
A Special Issue on: Feminist Economic Perspectives on the Covid-19 Pandemic
The Contemporary Journal of African Studies : Call for Book and Film Reviews