About the ASnA

Anthropology Southern Africa is the professional association for social anthropologists living and working in Southern Africa. We represent members in seven Southern African countries. ASnA organises the largest anthropological conference in southern Africa and collaborates with other anthropological organisations across the continent, and world. We provide a venue for publishing academic papers via our journal Anthropology Southern Africa. Our mandate is to:

  • Promote anthropology in southern Africa.
  • Support anthropological research.
  • Disseminate anthropological knowledge in the academic milieu and to the wider public.


ASnA Journal

Formally the journal of South African Journal of Ethnology (1994 - 2002) it changed to Anthropology Southern Africa in 2002. Authors should download the guidelines for submission to the journal.