UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
(Promoting excellence in scholarship, networking, and activism)
Membership of the organization is open to African WOMEN and MEN (academicians, independent scholars, activists, students, and policy makers) everywhere committed to engendering and promoting scholarship in all disciplines in African Women's Studies. Individuals who are not of African descent can join the organization as associate members. Dues at the associate membership level will be assessed at a reduced rate.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
(1) To promote and encourage scholarship on AFRICAN WOMEN in African Studies;
(2) To forge intellectual links and network with scholars, activists, and policy makers inside and outside Africa; and
(3) To participate actively in continental and global debate on issues specifically relevant or related to African women.
FUNCTIONS OF THE ORGANIZATION (1) Organize and sponsor conferences and other forms of scholarly interchange;
(2) Encourage and undertake consortial/collaborative projects;
(3) Institute a refereed journal--JOURNAL OF AFRICAN WOMEN'S STUDIES(JAWS)--to promote and disseminate scholarly research on African women;
(4) Facilitate faculty and student exchanges;
(5) Create a communications network via cyberspace for the pooling and dissemination of resource information, including but not limited to works in progress, dissertations, new studies, research updates, pedagogy;
(6) Create, establish, and/or carry out any other functions and activities which may from time to time arise and are considered to be incidental and conducive to the realization of the above objectives; and
(7) Establish a Research and Documentation Unit which will produce an AFRICAN WOMEN'S BIBLIOGRAPHY SERIES on a biennial basis.
AAWS DISCUSSION GROUP ON THE INTERNET The discussion group is open to anyone who is interested in discussing African women's issues. Requests to join can be made on the internet through LISTSERV@LISTSERV.IUPUI.EDU by sending the following message: SUBSCRIBE AFWOSCHO
City: State: Zip Code: Country:
Income over $35,000
Income from $15-$35,000 $30
Income below $15,000 $15
Students (resident outside Africa) $10
Other residents in Africa $10
African students studying in Africa $ 5
Institutional Member $100
Life Member* $1000
(*One-time payment or 4 annual
installments of $250)
Associate membership rate: $5 off categories
1-5 above, and $100 off life membership rate.
AMOUNT ENCLOSED $
AAWS dues are for one calendar year. Above dues apply to North America and overseas surface mail. For overseas air-mail add $10. Make checks payable to Association of African Women Scholars. Members not resident in the United States should pay by money order or check in US dollars drawn on a US bank. Send checks/money orders to:
Women's Studies Program
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
U. S. A.
OFFICERS: Obioma Nnaemeka (President), Helen Mugambi
Pamela Smith (Secretary) Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka (Treasurer),
Opportune Zongo (Publicity Secretary)
ADDRESS: Obioma Nnaemeka, President
Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS)
Women's Studies Program
Cavanaugh Hall 001C
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202
U. S. A.
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