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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!





Past Women's Caucus Luncheon Speakers

Dr. Hauwa IbrahimAt the 2012 ASA Annual Women's Luncheon Speaker's Series, Dr. Hauwa Ibrahim spoke.





Dr. Sylvia TamaleAt the 2011 ASA Annual meeting, Dr. Sylvia Tamale addressed the ASA as Abiola Lecturer during a luncheon jointly sponsored by Women's Caucus and the ASA Board.

The ASA Board and the ASA Women’s Caucus had worked together throughout the year to identify an African woman speaker who could stimulate dialogue and discussion within ASA on human rights, gender concerns, gay rights and scholar-activist engagement.

Dr. Tamale has the distinction of being the first woman dean in the Law Faculty at Makerere University, Uganda. Dr. Tamale's theme is:

"Whose Democracy Are We Talking About? Non-Conforming Sexualities as a Metaphor for African Dictatorships"

Dr. Sylvia Tamale, Biography

Professor Sylvia Tamale, is a leading African feminist lawyer and scholar based in Kampala, Uganda. She is the former Dean of Law at Makerere University and has been a visiting professor at several academic institutions around the world.In 2006, Dr. Tamale founded the "Law, Gender and Sexuality Research Project" at Makerere University and has authored several publications. Dr. Tamale has won several awards for defending the human rights of marginalized groups such as women, sexual minorities, people living with HIV/AIDS and refugees.


Wahu KaaraAt the 2010 ASA meeting in San Francisco, Ms. Wahu Kaara addressed the Women's Caucus Luncheon.

Wahu Kaara - Wahu Kaara is a globally renowned Kenyan educator, activist and campaigner for social
justice. A prolific writer, poet and speaker, Wahu has devoted her time and energy to civic engagement and incisive analysis of the global political and economic architecture,with a special focus on the impact of globalization on the countries of the South, especially Africa.

She has campaigned and written extensively on debt, aid, privatization and human rights and has been a leader in the Africa and Kenya Social Forum councils that organized the inaugural World Social Forum in Africa in Nairobi in January 2007.

Wahu was part of the 1,000 women Nobel Peace Prize nominees for the year 2005.

Wahu ran unsuccessfully for a parliamentary seat in the national elections of December 2007 and plans to run for President of Kenya.

In progress with a list of previous Caucus Speakers.