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Africana Studies

Researching Africana Studies

Welcome to the Africana Studies research guide. This guide brings together resources for starting your research in the following subject areas:

  • African American studies
  • African diaspora studies
  • African history and contemporary issues

Please contact your Africana Studies subject librarians for assistance in using these resources, gathering sources, and citing your sources. We are happy to help!

Current Exhibition - SHU Walsh Gallery

Gregory Coates Sheer Audacity Exhibition Postcard Abstract Image of White Background with Blue Lines

Gregory Coates: Sheer Audacity

Monday, January 13 – Friday, March 6, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 5:00-8:00 pm
Curated by Jeanne Brasile. 

Artist Gregory Coates demonstrates virtuosity with unorthodox materials – bike inner tubes, feathers, wood pallets, records, brooms, recycled cardboard and repurposed fabric – to create immersive works that can be understood on many levels. Historian and curator Lowery Stokes Sims said, "(Coates') work is not about the use of materials, but the material itself as subject matter."

Walsh Gallery Home Page

Getting Started

The following sources are useful library databases for defining your research question and gathering key background information that will allow you to conduct richer and more specific book and database searches. As you browse the topic overviews in the following sources, be on the lookout for important keywords (names, places, events) relevant to the heart of your research question.

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