The UWP 'Little Black Book' Series

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The ‘Little Black Book’ series by Universal Write Publications will offer a wide range of methods in the professional research of Black Studies. Social science researchers across the African diaspora, especially in the contexts of the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans, develop innovative research methods that empower communities to transform racial, ethnic, religious, and linguistic boundaries. These methods too often receive little formal documentation in the academy. In this series, experts in both transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary approaches to the creation of knowledge by blending aspects of several fields will offer a variety of scholarly techniques that raise the standard for academic research in Black and Africana studies. They are especially relevant to researchers in anthropology, economics, political science, sociology, education, social work, library science, literature, history, philosophy, and religion. Please submit your interest to Dr. Serie McDougal III at with the title, a 300-500 word summary on the specific methodology, and your two-page CV showing your work with that method.

Series Editor


Serie McDougal, III Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies in the School of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University

Dr. Serie McDougal, III is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies in the School of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. He received his B.S. in Sociology from Loras College in Dubuque, IA, an M.A. in Africana Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY, NY, and a Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. His research areas of interest include African Psychology, Afrocentric Education, and Afrocentric Social\ Political Theory. In 2017, Dr. McDougal was honored by the National Association for Ethnic Studies, which awarded him the Robert L. Perry Mentoring Award. He is the author of the award-winning title, Research Methods in Africana Studies, which received the National Council of Black Studies’ Ida B. Wells/Cheikh Anta Diop Award for Outstanding Scholarship in 2016 and the Cheikh Anta Diop Institute for Scholarly Advancement’s Excellence in Scholarship Book of the Year Award in 2015.

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