About IABA

The International Association for Biography and Autobiography (IABA) is an interdisciplinary international group founded in 1999 to create a way for researchers and cultural producers in the field of biography, autobiography and life writing to share their work. Since 2000, members of IABA have run a conference every two years in locations which have included China, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. IABA does not have a formal membership process. It has a listserve which informs its members about upcoming conferences, publications and other events connected to the study of autobiography, life writing and biography. IABA is maintained by an informal group of senior scholars, most of whom have run a IABA conference. IABA also has a close relationship with academic journals which includes biography: an interdisciplinary quarterly, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies and Life Writing.

IABA has three regional chapters: IABA-Europe, IABA-The Americas, and IABA-Pacific Rim. IABA Americas is a recently formed group of researchers interested in auto/biography and life writing from South America, Central America, the Caribbean and North America.

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