You will be joining an association of intellectuals, artists, activists, and community members committed to utilizing scholarship in order to qualify and advance African agency at all levels. One of the major achievements of DISA is the Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference. Each year the conference facilitates panels and papers on various aspects of African and African Diaspora cultures, histories, thoughts and practices from within the Afrocentric intellectual framework. Outstanding books, articles, and other Afrocentric research initiatives are recognized each year at the Awards Luncheon.
DISA is also committed to the professional development of scholars and educators in the discipline of Africana Studies and related fields. We provide publishing opportunities to emerging and advanced scholars and function as a vital network of support to institutions and community-based organizations.