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).

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.

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: