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.

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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).

PALARA: The Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association

The Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (PALARA) is now open access and is located here:

ALARA 2021 Conference Registration

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

Conference Registration Fees

The conference registration fee is US $150.