2022 CAAS Conference

The Canadian Association of African Study (CAAS) will hold its 2022 conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences from May 16-19, 2022. The conference format is completely virtual. Registration to CAAS conference will be done through the Congress 2022 portal. For more information on how to register, Congress registration fees and more, visit the Congress 2022 website.


Housekeeping Notes


Don't miss our Keynote Speakers 

LeonoraLéonora Miano

Née à Douala (Cameroun) en 1973, Léonora Miano est une grande voix de la littérature en langue française. Romancière, dramaturge et essayiste, elle est l’auteur d’une vingtaine d’ouvrages. Son œuvre explore les expériences subsahariennes ou afrodescendantes, singulières et universelles. Léonora Miano a reçu le prix Goncourt des lycéens en 2006 pour Contours du jour qui vient (Plon), le prix Seligmann contre le racisme en 2012 pour Ecrits pour la parole (L’Arche), le prix Fémina et le Grand prix du roman métis en 2013 pour La saison de l’ombre (Grasset). En 2020, l’Université de Lorraine, en collaboration avec l’Université de la Grande région qui rassemble 6 institutions universitaires européennes, crée le prix « Frontières Léonora Miano » en hommage à ses écrits et à ses engagements.Léonora Miano a conçu et dirige la collection Quilombola chez Seagull Books, éditeur indépendant basé à Calcutta (Inde). Elle a fondé et dirige les éditions The Quilombo Publishing à Lomé (Togo).  

Photo Credit: Emerson Lawson


AwalouAwalou Ouedraogo

Awalou Ouedraogo is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Canada. He holds a MA and PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland. He has widely published several peer-reviewed scholarly articles and book chapters in edited collections on the history, philosophy and theory of international law. His latest book titled: Due Diligence in International Law: Theoretical Foundations, Toronto, De Sitter Press, 2021. His research interests include public international law, history and philosophy of law, International human rights law, law of armed conflicts, law of the United Nations, diplomacy, theories of war, peace building and state formation in Africa, law and society and decolonial theories.



As a participant in 2022 CAAS Conference, you may be required to pay the following fees:
  • CAAS Annual membership fees
  • Congress Registration fees
  • CAAS Conference registration fees

CAAS Conference fees

CAAS Conference fees are paid at the same time and in additional to Congress fees and are the following :
Early-bird registration rate (prior to March 31):
  • Member: $75
  • Unwaged: $75
  • Retired, Student, Black& Endigenous $30 
Regular registration rate (as of April 1)
  • Member $90
  • Unwaged: $90
  • Retired, Student, Black& Endigenous $50

Congress fees

Early-bird registration rate (prior to March 31):
  • Regular attendee: $150
  • Student, retired, or unwaged attendee: $55
  • Community pass: $55
Regular registration rate (as of April 1)
  • Regular attendee: $185
  • Student, retired, or unwaged attendee $80
  • Community pass: $55
Note that you need to be a member of CAAS and in good standing to participate in the 2022 CAAS Conference. “Good standing” means a participant’s CAAS annual membership fees is up to date.

Complimentary access for Black and Indigenous student and Africa-based participants.   

The federation is offering complimentary access to the conference for Black and Indigenous participants. If you are attending CAAS conference at Congress and are a student who self-identifies as Black or Indigenous, your Congress fee is waived. Click on the link below to request the unique registration link. This link cannot be shared.
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