African and African American Studies

The African and African American/African Diaspora Studies collection supports teaching, learning and research through the Ph.D. level to support interdisciplinary study for examining the lives of people of African descent throughout Africa and the African Diaspora, including the United States.

Materials collected include the subfields of Black Feminism, Black History, Black Queer Theory, Critical Race Theory, Critical Educational Studies, Performance Studies, Political Economy, and Political Philosophy. 

English is the primary language of the collection, with other language materials purchased as needed for research.  The multidisciplinary nature of the subject is also covered by the social sciences and humanities subject areas and other areas as appropriate.

Electronic and print format materials are collected to meet the needs of users.  Periodicals and products of mainstream U.S. publishers are collected in electronic format, when available. 

A collection of films and documentaries is located in the Fine Arts Library.  Materials on relevant legal topics are purchased by both the University of Texas Libraries and the Tarlton Law Library.

Additional related materials, including archival materials, are included in the collections of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, the Benson Latin American Collection and the Harry Ransom Center.

Contact PG Moreno, Social Science Liaison Librarian

Related collections

Latin American Studies
Littlefield Fund for Southern History

Materials are collected across call number ranges to support the African and African American Studies collection.