UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
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.
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
OFFICERS: Obioma Nnaemeka (President), Helen Mugambi (Vice-President), Pamela Smith (Secretary) Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka (Treasurer), Juliana Abbenyi(Publicity Secretary)
ADDRESS: Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS)
Women's Studies Program
Cavanaugh Hall 001C
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202
U. S. A.
Phone: (317)278-2038 or (317)274-0062
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