Welcome to our Website!

The African Studies Women’s Caucus was established in 1970 to promote the study of women and gender within the various disciplines of African studies, to promote the greater inclusion of African women in scholarship and in the ASA, to ensure an active and representative role for women within the ASA at all levels of leadership and engagement, and to develop scholarly and activist links with women in Africa.

The ASA Women’s Caucus is a Coordinate Organization of The African Studies Association. In addition to our other projects, each year the Women’s Caucus brings a distinguished lecturer to speak at the Women’s Caucus Luncheon at the ASA Annual Meeting. Please join us for the luncheon and our other events at ASA.

We welcome your participation as well as your ideas. You can now join, pay dues and make donations online! See the Membership Page.

For more information about the Women’s Caucus, please contact us.

2016 Co-Convenors:

Wangui Wa Goro <wagoro@gmail.com>

Maria Cattell <mgcattell@aol.com>


Thank You!

We wish to express our great appreciation for the beautiful Women’s Caucus website to Dean Rehberger and Kassie Powell of Michigan State University, and to Gretchen Bauer for allowing us to use her striking photograph of chitenges in Malawi for our masthead.


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  1. I am a lecturer at the department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Buea, Cameroon. I am very interested in the Women’s Caucus. How can l become a member?

    • Thank you for your interest in the Women’s Caucus. You are eligible for a free membership, as an African woman on the continent. Please register by filling out the form on the Membership Page. You may also email directly to Alicia C. Decker, WC Treasurer with your information. Welcome! Judith Van Allen, Past Co-Convenor

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