Membership/Renewal Information

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Membership Fees
[Revised as of October 4, 2014]

NAES membership dues are on a sliding-fee scale, based on annual income. Please refer to the following chart to determine the amount of your annual dues:

Individual Membership:

Income up to $24,000/year                              $35

Income from $24,001-$36,000/year                $45

Income from $36,001-$48,000/year                $55

Income from $48,001-$60,000/year                $65

Income from $60,001-$80,000/year                $75

Income of $80,001 & higher/year                   $85

Annual fee for the journal                                $10

Associate membership: for students (undergraduate and graduate) or retirees. Associate members use the scale above to determine their dues, up to a maximum of $40.

Annual fee for the journal                                $10

 Life Membership: $1000.00

Institution/Community Organization Membership: $200/year

International Membership:

NAES members in Canada and Mexico must pay a foreign postage and handling fee of $10, in addition to their regular membership dues and journal fee.

International Members elsewhere must pay a foreign postage and handling fee of $15, in addition to their regular membership dues and journal fee.

NAES memberships are not refundable at any time.


Information for Student Members:

The National Association for Ethnic Studies recognizes the value of its graduate and undergraduate student members, both as contributors to the organization and as the future of the discipline. We therefore encourage student involvement in several ways.

  • Discounted membership dues. Please see our online membership form for information
  • Discounted conference registration.
  • Student paper competitions for undergraduate and graduate students at each year’s conference.
  • Conference travel assistance. NAES is able to fund a number of modest travel grants to assist student presenters at the annual conference. The Ashton Welch travel award, funded by donations from the membership, was named in 2011 for our past Vice President who unexpectedly passed on in August 2010.
  • Opportunities for presentation and publication. Unlike some other academic organizations, we are proud of our recognized history as an informal and friendly quasi-academic body, while upholding high standards of scholarship. Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals for our annual conference. Graduate students are invited to submit papers to our journal, the Ethnic Studies Review.
  • A seat on the Board of Directors is reserved exclusively for a graduate student. For more information about being a candidate for either the graduate student seat (two-year term), please contact the Secretary.


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