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.

AUG5-9
Upcoming Conference

Latin American Roots and Routes in the Caribbean: Articulations of Circum-migration and Cultural Transnationalism
August 5-9, 2014
Kingston, Jamaica

Call for Papers

The conference organizers are soliciting one-page abstracts for papers in Spanish, English, French, or Portuguese, as well as proposals for panels on literary, historical, linguistic, social science, and other relevant topics. Although all proposals will be considered, papers and 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