The Journal (PALARA)

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African and African-American Studies at Dartmouth College supports the organization's annual multi-lingual journal devoted to African diaspora studies, the Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (PALARA). PALARA is multi-disciplinary and publishes research and creativity relevant to diaspora studies in the Americas.


Manuscripts should conform to the latest style manual of the individual discipline and may not exceed twenty-five (25) pages (text) in length. The minimum number of text pages is eighteen (18). Two electronic copies must be submitted: one bearing author’s name, institutional affiliation and email address. It is our policy to have all manuscripts anonymously refereed; therefore, please omit any identification of authorship from the second electronic copy. Neither the editors nor the sponsoring universities can be responsible for loss of such manuscripts. Opinions expressed in the journals are those of the individual writers and do not necessarily represent the views of the editors, staff or financial supporters.

Please email submitted manuscripts to:


All correspondence regarding subscriptions as well as manuscripts for submission should be emailed to If you have any questions, please feel free to call Antonio at 843-953-5770:


Annual subscription rates are:

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

Fill in the online form to join us and either pay online using the PayPal link below, or send a check or money order made out to PALARA and send to Dr. Antonio Tillis at the address above.



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

Dr. Dorothy Mosby and Dr. William Luis