Title VI Africa National Resource Centers,

funded by the U.S. Department of Education 2014 – 2018 

African Studies Resources

 African Studies Association (ASA)

The African Studies Association was founded in 1957 as a non-profit organization open to all individuals and institutions interested in African affairs. Its mission is to bring together people with a scholarly and professional interest in Africa. The ASA also provides information and support services to the Africanist community. Four periodicals are currently produced annually: African Issues (Formerly Issue: A Journal of Opinion), ASA News, African Studies Review, and History in Africa. With 3,000 individual and institutional members, the ASA is the leading North American organization that promotes African studies.

African Language Teachers Association (ALTA)

The African Language Teachers Association is an organization dedicated to the teaching and learning of African languages. Its mission includes developing and identifying for each African language sets of learning materials for beginning, intermediate and advanced study; providing training on pedagogy, computer use, and language program design to its members; and linking efforts of teachers and researchers in Africa with those outside of Africa.

Arts Council of the African Studies Association

The Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) was established in 1982 as an independent non-profit professional association affiliated with the African Studies Association (ASA) in the United States. The organization exists to facilitate communication among scholars, teachers, artists, museum specialists and all others interested in the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora. Its goals are to promote greater understanding of African material and expressive culture in all its many forms, and to encourage contact and collaboration with African and Diaspora artists and scholars.


H-Africa is an electronic discussion group that covers African history, culture, politics, environment and a wealth of other topics. Reviewers for H-Africa provide substantial reviews of scholarly books on Africa. H-Africa is also the gateway to book, film and web reviews from other networks.

West African Research Association (WARA)

The West African Research Association (WARA) was founded in 1989, for the purpose of promoting scholarly exchange and collaboration between American and West African researchers. Its stated objectives include: providing U.S. and West African scholars access to research resources and expanded research opportunities; supporting collaborative research efforts, conferences and projects; and fostering interest in international affairs and careers among American graduate students.