Membership Overview

Membership in ASMEA is open to scholars, students, government employees, interested members of the public, and academic institutions engaged in the fields of Middle Eastern and African studies, and related fields. Membership is good for one year from your date of registration and includes multiple benefits.


Individual Members

Full Members: $90
Professionals who are teaching/researching in the fields of Middle Eastern, African, or related disciplines, who have received a doctorate and/or have taught at the college/university level and/or who have made scholarly contributions to advance the pursuit of knowledge.

Associate Members: $90
Individuals interested in the fields of Middle Eastern, African, or or related disciplines but are not pursuing a degree or teaching at a college/university.

Student Members: $50
To meet the criteria for this membership level, students may be full-time or part-time and pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree. Postdoctoral candidates are also eligible for this membership level. Students will be asked to provide proof of their status annually.

Undergraduate Student Members: $25
Full-time students pursuing a bachelor's degree are eligible for this membership level. Students will be asked to provide proof of their status annually. 

Combined Members: $40
Spouses of members may join the Association under this membership category.

Life Members: $1,000
A one-time payment made by an individual will secure a life membership without the requirement of further dues payments. Life members must declare themselves a regular, student or associate member.

Institutional Members: $1000
Academic institutions, centers, and libraries, may join at this membership level. Institutional members are assessed an annual fee. Full benefits of this membership type are available on our designated Institutional Membership page.

Membership Benefits:

  • Journal of the Middle East and Africa – The flagship publication of ASMEA, is a peer-reviewed academic journal currently released four times a year.
  • Awards, Research and Travel Grants – Members engaged in research efforts fundamental to the mission of ASMEA are eligible to compete for awards and research and travel grants.
  • Discounted Rates for DC Internationals MESALI Programs – A 10% discount for ASMEA members to take in-person or online language courses as well as a 10% discount on MESALI trips to Morocco. 
  • Discounted Registration Fees – Members receive discounted registration at the annual ASMEA conference and at special events.
  • Book Notes – Opportunities to receive and review the latest titles from top academic publishers.
  • ASMEA e-newsletter – The e-newsletter includes articles and opinion pieces by scholars and specialists, Members’ news, and association updates.
  • Job Bank – Search jobs and post jobs for free with your membership.
  • Member Directory – Search for fellow members by name, discipline, and/or institution to connect.
  • Discussion Forum – Collaborate and talk with ASMEA members across the globe.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 202-429-8860. 

*Please note, membership dues are nonrefundable.