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Black Graduate Student Association's Research Symposium

The purpose of this guide is to provide resources to graduate students who are submitting presentations of their research to the 2021 Black Graduate Student Association's Research Symposium

Graduate and Professional Student Association

The Graduate and Professional Student Association ("GPSA") is the graduate student government for Arizona State University. They provide services and resources that facilitate and empower student success in all aspects of academic life.

Please visit the GPSA website for more information. 


The Archives unit brings together Community-Driven Archives, inclusive collections such as the Chicano/a Research Collection and LGBTQ collectionsand archives related to the University, community, state, and regional constituents. This enables us to enhance our local impact and social embeddedness.

This unit includes:

  • Elizabeth Dunham, Accessioning, Processing, and Description Archivist
  • Nancy GodoyCommunity-Driven Archives Director; Chicano/a Research Collection Archivist
  • Jasmine Torres, Assistant Archivist for the Community-Driven Archives (CDA) Initiative. 
  • Renee James, Archivist, Greater Arizona Collection
  • Kenia Menchacha Lozano, Archives Specialist
  • Jessica SalowCurator, Black Collections
  • Shannon WalkerUniversity Archivist

Searchable finding aids are available through Arizona Archives Online

Distinctive Collections

This team focuses on the development of our collections of rare books, manuscripts, and specialized materials related to art, design, music, theater, theatre for youth, international studies, and other interdisciplinary subjects. This unit is also coordinates and operates the reading rooms at Hayden and Design libraries. 

This unit includes:

  • Harold Housley, Archivist, Design and Architecture Special Collections
  • Seonaid Valiant, Curator, Latin Americana Collections
  • Caelin Ross, Performing Arts Librarian, Curator, Theatre for Youth and Community Collectio, 

Searchable finding aids are available through Arizona Archives Online

Rare books and other printed material are searchable through the ASU Library Catalog.

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.