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Membership Dues

For those who wish to become members of ALARA but do not plan on attending the biennial conference, annual membership dues are $125. This fee includes a one-year ALARA membership and a one-year subscription to the journal PALARA.

All forms of payment (checks and money orders) must be made out to ALARA and sent to:

  • Dr. Antonio D. Tillis
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • University of Houston, Agnes Arnold Hall
  • 3553 Cullen Boulevard, Room 402
  • Houston, TX 77204-3000
  • Email:


ALARA is a dynamic organization of individual scholars working in the field of Afro-Latin American Studies. A majority of the membership are college/university professors trained in Latin American studies (literature, linguistics, sociology, political science, cultural studies, communication studies, history, etc.) whose research and/or teaching interests focus on cultural production and materiality of Africa descendants in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean basin and Equatorial Guinea (West Africa).


Palenque, Colombia