Using the Archive

AAS 21 is a repository of African American Studies scholarly research and public commentary. Among the robust offerings are peer-reviewed journal articles that we make freely available courtesy of Princeton University’s Open Access Policy, op-eds written by faculty which they’ve retained copyright, as well as a host of embeddable media that can be found across Youtube, Livestream, Soundcloud and other dispersed sites. We place these materials in a central archive so that a broad audience may gain a wide understanding, familiarity and fluency with African American Studies scholarship and the critical work of this interdisciplinary field in our society and world. We start this project with the research of scholars at Princeton University.

Exploring the AAS 21 archive is meant to be a clear, accessible and highly visual experience. You can access material in order to gain a primer on a topic just as easily as you may dive deep into a research area.

Latest in the AAS 21 Repertoire

Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture
Hortense Spillers
Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human
A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging
Dionne Brand
Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route

Upcoming Events

Bobby McFerrin, "CIRCLESONGS"
Sep 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Domestic Violence: The Limits and Possibilities of a Concept
Oct 4, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018
i am my ancestors’ wildest dreams: contemporary cultures of black impossibility
Oct 18, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Amanda Seales Performs
Oct 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Nov 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Anita Hill Lecture
Apr 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm