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African and African American Studies

Black studies, or Africana studies (with nationally specific terms, such as African American studies and Black Canadian studies), is an interdisciplinary academic field that primarily focuses on the study of the history, culture, and politics of the peoples of the African diaspora and Africa. The field includes scholars of African American, Afro-Canadian, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latino, Afro-European, Afro-Asian, African Australian, and African literature, history, politics, and religion as well as those from disciplines, such as sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, education, and many other disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. The field also uses various types of research methods.

Metrics Summary

Total Publications
Lifetime
120,890
Prior Five Years
16,627
Total Citations
Lifetime
595,796
Prior Five Years
44,171
Total Scholars
Lifetime
18,951
Prior Five Years
6,130

Institutional Rankings

Global (Worldwide)
Academic Institutions
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Academic Institutions
Prior Five Years
Non-academic Institutions
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#1
United States
#1
United States
N/A
#2
United Kingdom
#2
United Kingdom
#3
United Kingdom
#3
United Kingdom
#4
United Kingdom
#4
Germany
#5
United States
#5
South Africa
#6
United States
#6
United Kingdom
#7
United States
#7
United States
#8
Ghana
#9
South Africa
#10
United Kingdom
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Publications and Citation History

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Scholars based on Top 20 Specialties

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