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