UW-Madison at the 62nd Annual African Studies Association Meeting

In just under two weeks, the 62nd annual meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA) is set to convene from November 21-23 in Boston, Massachusetts.  This year’s theme is Being, Belonging, and Becoming in Africa.”

Formed in 1957 with the goal of cultivating a better understanding of the continent, ASA’s annual international conference has served as a platform through which scholars and professionals from around the world can come together and delve into current research on Africa. The conference is typically attended by 2,000 scholars and professionals and offers over 300 panels and roundtables, in addition to plenary events, an awards ceremony, movie screenings, and more!


ASA attendees from UW-Madison can connect with fellow Badgers on November 21 from 5:30-7:30PM at Lir Irish Pub & Restaurant.


The University of Wisconsin is well represented this year with 7 faculty, 5 graduate students, and at least 7 alumni representing. These scholars will use the meeting as an opportunity to present groundbreaking work and take part in roundtable discussions and panels on current key topics in African Studies.

Click here to see the full list of Wisconsin speakers.