Members of the association form or join communities based on shared professional and scholarly interests. These communities take the shape of chapters, committees, and caucuses.

  • Chapters are organized by region. ASA members are automatically a member of a regional chapter.
  • Committees represent constituencies within the association. Members of most committees are elected by the membership.
  • Caucuses are organized around specific scholarly interests: they sponsor panels at the annual meeting and activities for their members.

International collaboration has been a feature of the American Studies Association since at least the late 1940s. Today, there are also currently close to 30 affiliated international associations, primarily located in Europe and some parts of Asia. Read more about International Affiliates.