African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

Current AADS Grad Student Resources

AADS Department Information

Academic Planning



International Students


Research Resources

  • The Perry-Castaneda Library is the University's main research library. It embraces all subject fields, with the strongest holdings in the humanities, social sciences, business, and education. It is the nineth largest research library in the United States.
  • The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library is one of thirteen presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Record Administration. The Library houses forty-five million pages of historical documents which include papers from the entire public career of Lyndon Baines Johnson and also from those of close associates.
  • The Briscoe Center for American History is a history research center that collects, preserves, and makes available documentary and material culture evidence encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history.
  • The Tarlton Law Library is the fifth-largest academic law library in the U.S. and houses documents on state, U.S., foriegn, and international law.
  • The Black Queer Studies Collection (BQSC) is a virtual gathering of works now accessible through key word searches in the University of Texas catalog. Created through a unique collaboration between Professor Matt Richardson and the UT Libraries, the BQSC is the first of its kind and indicates the importance of critical library interventions as scholarly tools.

Health and Wellness Resources

Dr. Kimberly Burdine, an African-American Psychologist for the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center, is dedicating her support and consultation to students across campus. Dr. Burdine provides preventative and specialized programming for African-American Students and will be holding Wellness Tuesday office hours in the Gordon-White Building. Please feel free to stop by GWB 3.200F between 1PM-3PM on Tuesdays beginning on Tuesday, January 24th through the Spring 2017 semster to be a part of a safe space to discuss your thoughts, feelings, emotions, or just to have an open dialogue about any issues you may be struggling with. Additionally, Dr. Burdine will host a support group, Black Voices the same day 3-4:30p in GWB 3.200A. This group is designed for Black graduate and undergraduate students to check-in, connect, unload and recharge as they navigate this campus and the world under this climate. If you would like more information on the Black Voices group or would like to sign up to participate, please click here

Here are some additional health resources available to UT students:

Mental Health Resources:

Thesis Resources

Additional Resources

Writing Services & Reading/Writing Guidelines

The Sanger Learning & Career Center's Graduate Student Writing Service is the only all-inclusive graduate writing assistance available on campus. You may bring in a paper, thesis, dissertation, grant proposal - any writing project in any discipline - and get immediate feedback for improving your work. Click here to schedule a consultation.

The University Writing Center (UWC) is now offering writing support to graduate students in the form of individual consultations, writing groups, and writing retreats. Click here to find out more information. 

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