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

Graduate Resources


General Information

Degree Requirements
Milestones and Professional Development
Commonly Used Forms
Graduate School
Employment Resources
Funding
Health and Wellness Resources
Tutoring and Writing Assistance
AADS Faculty Recommendations
Research Resources

Academic Resources

General Information

Academic Calendar
Graduate School Key Dates 

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Degree Requirements

Graduate Program Handbook (2020-2021)
Graduate Program Handbook (2019-2020)
Graduate Program Handbook (2018-2019)

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Milestones and Professional Development

AADS doctoral students are required to participate in professional development activities. Students must:

  • submit one article to a scholarly journal
  • attend two job talks
  • participate in a minimum of two (2) AADS/WCAAAS/IUPRA activities each year
  • present papers at two professional conferences
  • submit two fellowship and/or grant applications

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Commonly Used Forms

AFR 396: Conference Course Form
Qualifying Exam, pt. I
Qualifying Exam, pt. II

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Graduate School

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Employment Resources

Although AADS TA appointments are typically assigned to AADS Ph.D. students, from time to time TA openings for AADS courses will become available. Email afr@austin.utexas.edu for information about possible TA opportunities.

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Funding

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Health and Wellness Resources

Mental Health

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Tutoring and Writing Assistance

Sanger Learning Center. Provides tutoring and academic support. 

University Writing Center. Offers writing support to graduate students in the form of individual consultations, writing groups, and writing retreats.

AADS Faculty Recommendations

On: Writing
On: Reading
On: Course Participation

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Research Resources

  • The Perry-Castaneda Library. 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 ninth largest research library in the United States.
  • The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library. One of thirteen presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Record Administration. The Library houses forty-five million pages of historical documents, including papers from the entire public career of Lyndon Baines Johnson, and from those of his close associates.
  • The Briscoe Center for American History. 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. The fifth-largest academic law library in the U.S. The library houses documents on state, U.S., foreign, and international law.
  • The Black Queer Studies Collection. A virtual gathering of works created through a unique collaboration between former Professor Matt Richardson and the UT Libraries, The Collection is the first of its kind and indicates the importance of critical library interventions as scholarly tools. https://guides.lib.utexas.edu/bqsc

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