Comprised of researchers, teachers, and students, the membership for the AAAS reflects the disciplinary diversity of the field and its practitioners. The membership also includes those in the private and public sectors, activists, artists, writers, journalists, archivists and librarians, policy makers, and community organizers. Membership in the AAAS is based on academic year (July 1 through June 30). A member in good standing is one whose paid membership is current in the calendar year. Those in good standing will receive AAAS email announcements, reduced conference registration rates, the Journal of Asian American Studies, voting and advocacy privileges, and access to special programs.


Access to an international network of scholars, activists, artists, and community members:

  • Online directory available only to members

Annual Conference

  • Members receive a discounted registration rate and hotel rate
  • Eligible members can apply for AURA funds to have their registration fees covered
  • Student members can apply for the Travel Fund Award and the Best Graduate Student Paper Award

Mentorship opportunities:

  • Drop-in clinics at the annual meeting for students and junior faculty
  • Mentorship panels and roundtables at the annual meeting sponsored by the Mentorship Committee
  • Pre-conference workshops

The Journal of Asian American Studies:

  • Three issues per year of the latest research
  • Online access to past issues

Join AAAS!