Center for African American Studies

To facilitate the discourse on race and contextualize it in the historical, cultural, and community influences that shape the diverse experiences of Blacks in America.

Established August 2012, the only one of its kind in North Texas (and one of three in the state), the Center for African American Studies (CAAS) builds on the University of Texas at Arlington’s reputation as one of the most diverse institutions in the nation.

We hope to enlighten, inspire, and empower student, faculty, and community stakeholders to create progressive, collaborative solutions that drive social change within the Black community specifically and the broader society generally.

Through teaching, civic engagement, and community-based research focused on diverse contextual conditions of Black Americans, CAAS serves as a vital intellectual and social resource for the community, on and off campus.