Founded in 1981. Membership: 200. Annual dues: $50 regular or non-profit members; $30 student; $500 profit-making organizations; $400 life membership. The SSA is an independent professional society open to scholars, teachers, students and others with interest in the Sudan. The SSA promotes Sudanese studies and scholarship on ancient, historical and contemporary topics. Activities include: the publication of the SSA Newsletter, annual meetings, including an international meeting held every three years; and support for the website. SSA sponsors panels and programs in conjunction with other academic associations and maintains an archive of publications. President: Souad T. Ali, Arizona State University; Executive Director: Abdullahi Gallab, Arizona State University; Webmaster: Ali Dinar. Direct membership inquiries to email@example.com.