A Scholarly Organization Dedicated
To African Diaspora Studies

We seek to establish Afro-Latin/American studies as a field that is distinguished by being international, interdisciplinary, inter-ethnic, comparative, and collegial.

About the Association

ALARA is a dynamic organization of individual scholars working in the field of Afro-Latin American Studies. A majority of the membership are college/university professors trained in Latin American studies (literature, linguistics, sociology, political science, cultural studies, communication studies, history, etc.) whose research and/or teaching interests focus on cultural production and materiality of Africa descendants in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean basin and Equatorial Guinea (West Africa).

What We Do

We seek to establish Afro-Latin American studies as a field that is distinguished by being international, interdisciplinary, inter-ethnic, comparative, and collegial.

2018 SAVE THE DATE

Our location is Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

We will have a partnership with State University of Rio (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, UERJ)

Conference dates will be from Tuesday, July 31st to Saturday, August 4th.

Call for papers will be posted in late August. Abstracts due in mid-February.

Notifications in mid-March. Paid registration by mid-April.

How To Join ALARA

ALARA Membership is open to all those interested in African Diaspora Studies.

Membership Dues and Conference Registration Fees

The conference registration fee is US $285. The conference registration fee for students/Professors Emeriti is US $200. This fee includes a two-year ALARA membership and a two-year subscription to the journal PALARA.

For those not attending the conference, the annual membership fee for one-year is US $100 and includes a free subscription to PALARA.

If you wish to only subscribe to PALARA and not become a member, you can subscribe at the following annual rate:

  • $15.00/year for individuals
  • $25.00/year for institutions