About the Sudan Studies Association

About the Sudan Studies Association

The Sudan Studies Association (SSA) is an independent professional society founded in the United States in 1981. Membership is open to scholars, teachers, students, and others with interest in the Sudan. The Association exists primarily to promote Sudanese studies and scholarship. It maintains a cooperative relationship with the Institute of African and Asian Studies, University of Khartoum. SSA works to foster closer ties among scholars in the Sudan, North America, Europe, the Middle East and other places.

Normal activities of the SSA include the publication of this Newsletter, organizing meetings for the exchange of ideas, and recommending research candidates for affiliation with appropriate institutions of Higher Education in the Sudan. The Association also sponsors panels and programs during the meetings of other academic organizations. It occasionally publishes the proceedings of its annual meetings in book form.

SSA Office

Ahmed E. El-Bashir. University of the District of Columbia

Ann Lesch. Villanova University

Executive Director:
Malik Balla. African Studies Center
100 Center for International Studies,
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035
Tel: (517) 432-3569
Fax (517) 432-2736


Membership is for each academic calendar year which entitles the subscriber to receive all the issues of the SSA Newsletter, and to discounted registration rates for attending the annual meetings of the Association.

These categories of membership are available
Regular $30.00
Students $ 5.00
Non-profit Organizations $30.00
Profit-making bodies $150.00
Life Membership(payable in three installments) $200.00
Honorary: By the recommendation of the Board of Directors
For information about membership, change of address, registration for meetings, or back issues of SSA publications, please contact the Executive Director.

Financial and other Donations:

The SSA is legally incorporated as a non-profit making organization. Thus all contributions and other donations are tax-exempt. Your gift is appreciated.

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar,