Researching, writing and teaching about the Beat Generation movement

Join - The Beat Studies Association

The Beat Studies Association welcomes scholars, teachers, and students actively involved in researching, writing, and teaching about the Beat movement and its participants.

Membership benefits include:

The membership year runs from January 1 to December 31.

Note that the Journal of Beat Studies is currently published once per year, but it is sent out in two mass mailings by the press, once in Spring and once in Fall. If you join the Beat Studies Association by March 1st, you will receive your copy of Journal of Beat Studies in the Spring mailing; if you join after this time, you will receive it in the Fall mailing. You must join by September 15th to receive the Fall mailing for that year; unfortunately, we cannot accommodate individual mailings after this time.

To join the BSA, please click the Paypal button for the appropriate membership level. Follow the instructions for dues payment. Please ensure that the address you have provided via PayPal is the mailing address where you want your copy of Journal of Beat Studies sent.

– Student/Independent Scholar/Retired Membership – $40


– Regular Membership – $60


Members with shipping addresses outside the U.S., please choose one of the options below, which adjusts for the additional shipping costs from the U.S.

– Student/Independent Scholar/Retired Membership – Outside the U.S. – $45


– Regular Membership – Outside the U.S. – $65


All membership levels include a subscription to the print edition of Journal of Beat Studies. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can pay using your debit or credit card; just click on the PayPal button above and choose “pay with debit or credit card.”