BLACK WOMEN'S STUDIES BOOKLIST Now Online | Open Access Bibliography of 1,400 Books on BWST

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Online Digital Resources
Georgia, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Intellectual History, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The Black Women’s Studies Booklist is now available online. This open access web resource is useful for research, citation, instruction, and advising for undergraduate or graduate student papers, theses, dissertations, and exams.

Black studies and women’s studies programs are beginning to commemorate 50th year anniversaries and the BWST Booklist is a timely assessment of extant scholarship. By thematically organizing a comprehensive set of over 1,400 foundational and new publications, this bibliography clarifies past, present, and forthcoming areas of research in a dynamic field.

Though this digital humanities project is a work of public scholarship, dozens of project reviewers helped ensure the most robust list of resources possible. Reveiwers included Drs. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Patricia Bell-Scott, Bettina Aptheker; Rebecca Colesworthy of SUNY Pres; and Nneka Dennie and Jacinta Saffold of the newly formed Black Women’s Studies Association. Please share this resource with students and colleagues of all levels.



  • Catherine Adams, Allen University
  • Leslie Alexander, University of Oregon
  • Nikol Alexander-Floyd, Rutgers University
  • Bettina Aptheker, University of California-Santa Cruz
  • Kanika Bell, Clark Atlanta University
  • Patricia Bell-Scott, University of Georgia, But Some of Us Are Brave
  • Georgene Bess-Montgomery, Clark Atlanta University
  • Melissa Brown, University of Maryland,
  • Nsenga Burton, Emory University
  • Christopher Cameron, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, African American Intellectual History Society
  • Jayme Canty, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Bridget Carter, Auburn Avenue Research Library
  • Rebecca Colesworthy, State University Press of New York
  • Nneka Dennie, Davidson University, Black Women’s Studies Association
  • Jenny Douglass, Open University (UK)
  • Eric Duke, Clark Atlanta University
  • Shennette Garrett-Scott, University of Mississippi
  • Tiffany Gill, University of Delaware
  • David Green, Sage College
  • Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College, Words of Fire
  • Ayesha Hardison, University of Kansas
  • Leslie Hinkson, Georgetown University
  • Sara Howard, Princeton University
  • Lindsey Jones, Brown University
  • Cherisse Jones-Branch, Arkansas State University
  • Bettina Judd, University of Washington
  • Ayesha Hardison, University of Kansas
  • Leslie Hinkson, Georgetown University
  • Sara Howard, Princeton University
  • Larin McLaughlin, University of Washington Press
  • Trimiko Melancon, Loyola University, New Orleans
  • Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Rachel Panton, Nova Southeastern University
  • Ebony Perro, Clark Atlanta University
  • Nadia Richardson, University of Alabama-Birmingham, No More Martyrs
  • Michelle Rowley, University of Maryland
  • Jacinta Saffold, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Black Women’s Studies Association
  • T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Vanderbilt University 
  • Claudine Taaffe, Vanderbilt University
  • Jasmine Ward, Texas Women’s University
  • Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, Loyola University
  • Brittany M. Williams, University of Georgia, #CiteASista
  • Erica Williams, Spelman College, #CiteBlackWomen
  • Seretha Williams, Augusta University
  • Francille Rusan Wilson, University of Southern California
  • Karla Zelaya, University of North Alabama


Contact Info: 

Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans

Professor and Chair, Clark Atlanta University

African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies & History (AWH)