Cultural Studies

  • American Folklore Society (AFS) AFS serves the field of folklore studies, comprised of people and institutions that study and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world. Members of three groups made common cause by creating the AFS in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1888: scholars in then-developing humanities departments at colleges and universities, museum anthropologists, and private citizens with an interest in the subject. The purposes of the Society shall be to stimulate and encourage interest and research in folklore in all its aspects; to aid in the dissemination of the results of such research; to promote responsible application of such research in the broad variety of settings in which folklorists work; to publish and distribute publications, reports and journals; to serve as a bond among those interested in the study of folklore; to advocate for and assist the teaching of folklore and the establishment of folklore curricula and programs at all age levels in all educational contexts; to enhance the professional well-being of the Society's members; and to engage in such other activities as are consonant with the foregoing purposes.
  • American Studies Association (ASA) ASA promotes the development and dissemination of interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history in a global context. Its purpose is to support scholars and scholarship committed to original research, critical thinking, and public dialogue. Members include researchers, teachers, students, writers, curators, community organizers, and activists from around the world committed to the study and teaching of U.S. history and culture from multiple perspectives. The association is organized exclusively for educational and academic study purposes, including the promotion of meaningful dialogue about the United States across the globe by supporting scholars and scholarship committed to original research, innovative and effective teaching, critical thinking, and public discussion and debate.
  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS) The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. Through its publications, online resources, regional conferences, and annual meeting, the AAS provides its members with a unique and invaluable professional network. The objectives of the Association shall be (a) to form a scholarly, nonpolitical, and nonprofit professional association of all persons interested in Asians studies; (b) to promote interest in and scholarly study of Asia; (c) to provide means for the publication of scholarly research and other materials designed to promote Asians studies; (d) to promote cooperative activities and exchange of information within the field of Asian studies; and (e) to facilitate contact and exchange of information between scholars and scholarly organizations in North America interested in Asian studies and those in other countries.
  • Cultural Studies Association (CSA) CSA, which was founded in 2003, is a non-profit association for scholarly purposes in the field of cultural studies. The goal of the CSA is to create and promote an effective community of cultural studies practitioners and scholars, to represent the field and its committed practitioners everywhere, and to advance cultural studies knowledges, projects, approaches, and methodologies throughout the world. Its members come from all over the world. The CSA provides a forum for scholars of cultural studies, in all its diverse manifestations, to exchange their work and ideas across disciplinary lines and institutional locations. CSA publishes its own journal, Lateral. Lateral, an e-publishing platform of the association, is a digital journal and production site designed to foster experimentation and collaboration among cultural studies practitioners and researchers.
  • Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) The CSAA actively works to promote and develop Cultural Studies teaching, research and related scholarship, as well as provide advice and leadership on Cultural Studies related matters to community, industry and government. The broad aims of CSAA are to develop the study, teaching and public profile of Cultural Studies throughout Australasia.
  • International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) IFACCA is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture. IFACCA's vision is a world in which arts and culture thrive and are recognised by governments and peoples for their contribution to society. IFACCA's purpose is to support members to succeed and be a global voice advocating for arts and culture. IFACCA delivers its services through four core functions: networking, knowledge and analysis, capacity building, and advocacy.
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA) LASA is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate. LASA advances the Latin Americanist community in numerous other ways. It provides access to the Latin American Research Review, the premier U.S.-based journal in Latin American studies; it publishes the LASA Forum, a quarterly newsletter; it alerts members to professional opportunities; it recognizes scholarly achievement and it represents Latin Americanists' interests and views before the U.S. government and at times to governments elsewhere.
  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA) MESA, founded in 1966, is a private, non-profit learned society that brings together scholars, educators, and those interested in the study of the region from all over the world. MESA fosters the study of the Middle East, promotes high standards of scholarship and teaching, and encourages public understanding of the region and its peoples. To these ends, MESA sponsors an annual meeting and publishes Review of Middle East Studies, International Journal of Middle East Studies, and a biannual newsletter.

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Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Ethnic and Multicultural Studies (Posted 04/20/18)
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Oxford, OH

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Bronxville, NY

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