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.

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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 $350. The conference registration fee for Professors Emeriti is US $250. The confererence registration fee for Puerto Rican locals is $150 and for Puerto Rican locals only, a day pass is available for $50.

For those not attending the conference, the annual membership fee for one-year is US $125.

The Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (PALARA) is now open access and is located here:
journals.tdl.org/palara/index.php/palara/index