Anyone may read the the
public pages of the website, but only members can add content or comments, and only members receive AFS news and announcements.
"Members" are members of the American Folklore Society. In addition to regular memberships, we have special membership categories for independent folklorists, low-income folklorists, partners of regular members, retired folklorists, and students. Members have access to the full functionality of the website and other AFS member benefits.
"Sections Only" subscribers can participate in the sections
they join and in general AFS forums, but not in all aspects of the AFS
members-only community. Your Sections Only registration will not be complete unless you join a Section; please allow a few days for the administrative
work to make the group membership fully functional. Sections Only members pay annual dues for their Sections,
but nothing for the Sections Only registration itself. See more information
about AFS Sections.
"Web Only" members may participate fully—reading and
posting—in the AFS online community forums and blogs. Web Only
membership is free.
To renew your current or recent AFS
membership, do not continue on this path! Those who have joined in the past should always use "Sign In," even if your membership is not current.
If you would like to mail in your AFS
membership, please use this print membership
Need more help? See FAQ: Membership--Join AFS/Sign In
|Note: Your account will not be active until AFS staff has finalized and "approved" your registration. This process may take a few days; you will receive an email confirmation when you may sign in.|