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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Upcoming Conference

The Eleventh Biennial International / Interdisciplinary Research Conference of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (ALARA)

Theme: "Violence, Systemic Racism, and African Diaspora Communities: Causes & Consequences”

Conference site: Willemstad, Curaçao

Call for Papers

The conference organizers are soliciting one-page abstracts for papers in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Dutch, or Papiamento on any topic explored from a humanistic or social science perspective. Proposals for complete panels are especially encouraged. Although all proposals will be considered, individual papers and full panels exploring this year's theme are particularly welcome.

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 $285. The conference registration fee for students is US $185. This fee includes a two year ALARA membership and a two year subscription to the journal PALARA.

For those not attending the conference, the membership fee is US $100 for 2 years 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 rate:

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