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Inviting Your Participation at the upcoming 2013 ASA Conference. Be a part of the future 2013 Caucus planning!

The Women's Caucus Steering Committee is made up of Committee Chairs and recent past Convenors and others who answer the Co-Convenor's call to become Steering Committee members or have interest in joining. If you are interested in becoming a Steering Committee member, please contact the Co-Convenors.

Each Steering Member is welcomed to chair a Committee and will work with the Co-convenors to develop Women's Caucus projects and programs.

Joining a Committee is a great way to participate at ASA. All committees will need volunteers for 2013.

Program Planning (ASA Panels and Speakers)

Membership and Outreach

Planning for the 2013 Auction and "Meet and Greet" at the upcoming 2013 ASA meeting in Baltimore, MD.

November 21-24, 2013

Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD.

The Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize

The Graduate Student Paper Prize

Communication: WC Listserv and Web Page

Nominations and Elections

Mission and Constitution

Fund Raising and Grants

Betty Wambui,
2011 - 2012 Co-Convenor
, [email protected] State University of New York SUNY Oneonta,
(607) 232-0999



Upcoming Events

Ideas for the Caucus, relevant conferences or job postings to share?

Please send to ASA Women's Caucus Co-Convenors

Betty Wambui


Natasha Gordon-Chipembere,

Thank you!





About Us & Membership

The Women's Caucus is a Coordinate Organization within The African Studies Association.

The Women’s Caucus was established in 1975 to promote the study of gender, to ensure an active and representative role for women scholars and members of the Association within and outside the continent and to develop scholarly and activist links between the Association and women in Africa.

Become a Member! To Join the Caucus, please send in your membership form. Thank you.

Donate to the Caucus

The Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize is awarded by the Women's Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book written in English, that prioritizes African women's experiences. The Award was established by the Women's Caucus in 2004.

Named in honor of Ama Ata Aidoo, the celebrated Ghanaian novelist and short-story writer, and Margaret Snyder the founding Director of UNIFEM, this $500 prize seeks to acknowledge the excellence of contemporary scholarship being produced by women about African women. In alternate years, the prize is awarded for the best scholarly book, or for the best creative work.

Past Women's Caucus Luncheon Speakers
We have had many exciting guest speakers at our luncheons over the years. We are working on a complete list of past speakers at this page. Thank you for your patience in our page construction.