Global Resources and Area Studies

Ortelius World Map, 1570

Ortelius World Map, 1570

The University Library’s Global Resources and Area Studies (GRAS) section provides a variety of services and resources to support the research, teaching and outreach initiatives of the global centers, programs, students, and scholars at UNC. The GRAS librarians offer in-depth knowledge of regional history and culture, including specialized language skills; engage with scholarly, technical, and professional research and knowledge production across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences; and, develop strong research collections addressing the needs of our campus and global collaborations. The GRAS Librarians work in conjunction with other subject librarians to offer a range of services to UNC and the scholarly community including:


African Collections
East Asian Collections
Latin American & Iberian Collections 
Middle East Collections
Slavic & East European Collections
South & Southeast Asian Collections
West European Collections

Contact Us:

African and Middle East Studies:
East Asian Studies:  Hsi-chu Bolick
Latin American and Iberian Studies:  Teresa Chapa
Slavic and East European Studies:  Kirill Tolpygo
South and Southeast Asian Studies:  Edward Proctor
West European Studies:  Joanneke Elliott (interim)