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Afro-Latina/o Studies


How to Use this Guide

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is one of the premier libraries in the world focused on Latin America and Latina/o Studies. This guide promotes the intersectionality of Latinidad and African Diaspora within the United States. The following points researchers to some of the best resources for general and archival research on Afro-Latino cultures. While these resources are not exhaustive or always canonical, they should provide different directions for scholarly inquiry. Check the tabs on the left for relevant sources that can serve as starting points for any topic you are researching. 

For a broader look at African and African American Studies, feel free to peruse the LibGuide made by the UT Libraries' subject liaison,  which can be found here.

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Getting Started

Various terms are used to describe people of African and Latin American/ Caribbean descent. Keep in mind, different search terms can help expand your search results. For example, you can try:

  • Afro-Latina/o/x
  • Afro-Latin@
  • Afro-Latin American
  • Black Latino/a
  • Afro or Black [ethnic/ national group]
    • example: Afro-Cuban

You can also use these terms in conjunction with Boolean operators of AND, OR, and NOT (Black Latino AND performance). For more research help use Ask a Librarian service. 

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The Afro-Latina/o Studies LibGuide was edited by Gab Alderete-Cruz in 2022. 

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