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Why become a CSA Member?

There are many incentives to becoming a member of the Caribbean Studies Association. These include:

  • An exclusive subscription to the semi-annual CSA newsletter and monthly e-newsletter
  • Special rate pre-registration fees for the CSA annual conference
  • Membership into the premier academic and policy community related to the Circum-Caribbean and its Diaspora
  • An opportunity to be considered for a student grant to attend the conference

The CSA Membership rates are fixed. Only Lifetime Members are exempted from paying membership dues, but all presenters must be members of the Association. If one wishes to only attend the conference then membership is optional. Once membership is paid for the first time you are considered to be a new member of the Association. Subsequent yearly membership payments are renewals. The Association no longer offers the option of Lifetime Membership. The payment of membership dues including renewals, both online and onsite also requires filling out a membership form annually. This allows the Secretariat to update the membership list serve annually.

NOTE:  Colleagues and Delegates, The Caribbean Studies Association would like to advise that membership and registration payments/fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Membership payment is due on January 31st of each year (membership rates apply on a calendar year basis and ALL memberships end on December 31st of each year). Membership payment is due on January 1st of each year* (membership rates apply on a calendar year basis and ALL memberships end on December 31st of each year).

Rates before January 31, 2024:

  • Caribbean Resident: US$110.00
    • Subscription period: 1 year No recurring payments
    • “Caribbean Resident” is any CSA member whose work and residential addresses are currently in Central American countries (Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama), South American countries (Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Brazil), Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, St. Martin/St. Marten, Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba (and other Dutch Islands), Martinique, Guadeloupe, and CARICOM member states and associated territories: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos.
  • Non-Caribbean Resident: US$195.00
    • Subscription period: 1 year No recurring payments
  • Student: US$75.00
    • Subscription period: 1 year No recurring payments
  • CSA Elders (for retired members only): US$75.00
    • Subscription period: 1 year No recurring payments

Membership: Rates after January 31, 2024 are:

  • Non-Caribbean Resident: $230
  • Caribbean Resident: $145
  • Student (either a conference participant or becoming a member): $110
  • CSA Elder: $110

Membership Payment Options

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions, payments that are sent via regular mail are not being delivered or received in a timely manner. The safest, fastest and most efficient payment mode at this time is online, using the CSA payment portal.


If you prefer doing a wire transfer, click here for the transfer details.


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Join CSA or Renew Membership!

For persons residing in T&T, the TTD equivalent can be made at the UWI Bursary, St. Augustine, to account number 18087-1851-5405-1. Please also email a copy of the payment receipt to