Association for Social Anthropology
Newsletter and Membership
The ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN OCEANIA
(ASAO) is an international organization dedicated to comparative
studies of Pacific topics.
New: Bulletin Board with latest announcements concerning ASAO events, policies, and information of interest to members.
ASAO holds annual meetings with a special format
designed to facilitate discussion and develop topics for publication.
ASAO has a book series and
a special publication series.
In addition many other
publications have emerged from
ASAO sessions. For a comprehensive bibliography of publications
that have resulted from ASAO sessions, click
here (pdf format).
ASAO members participate on ASAONET, an electronic bulletin
board (listserv) hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
ASAO supports the full participation of Pacific
Islanders through the Pacific Islands Scholars' Fund.
ASAO also encourages members to return information to the island communities
from which they obtained it, in forms appropriate to and usable at
the village level, through a program called Grant
to Return Indigenous Knowledge to Pacific Islands Communities (GRIKPIC).
Prospective participants must communicate
directly with the organizers of particular sessions. Contact information
for session organizers, and detailed descriptions of all sessions,
are published in the ASAO Newsletter. To submit materials for publication
in the Newsletter contact the Editor, Jamon Alex Halvaksz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The newsletter (three issues yearly) is a
benefit of ASAO membership. Annual dues are US$35 for general members, and
US$20 for students, retirees, and unemployed
members. Memberships may be renewed for three-year periods for US$100 for general members or US$50 for those eligible for a reduced rate. Pacific Islanders are invited to join without cost on an annually renewable basis.
Anyone who has served as an officer or board member is designated a fellow of the organization, as is everyone who has contributed to a volume that has been accepted by the board as an ASAO volume.
To join ASAO, renew a membership, or update personal information,
follow the procedures outlined on the membership
Pacific Islands Scholars' Fund
Tips for ASAO Session Organizers and Participants
ASAO is committed to providing a forum in which
Pacific Islanders can fully participate, and to that end has established
a Pacific Islands Scholars' Fund (PISF)
to help with the cost of transportation to annual meetings. This
is supported by membership dues, royalties, and individual contributions
from ASAO members. ASAO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation; donations
are tax-deductible. For more information about the PISF, contact Susanne Kuehling, Department of Anthropology, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2, CANADA.
If you are considering organizing or participating in an ASAO
session, please see Guidelines and
the Timetable for Session Organizers
In addition, see the Tips for Session Organizers and How
to Edit an ASAO Volume.
ASAO Board Members and Officers
ASAO Membership Database
ASAO Archives: Photos
ASAO Members' Websites
Websites of General Interest to ASAO Members: