Cultivating Collaborative Alliances: Our Partnerships for Black Women's Success

At Sisters of the Academy Institute, our commitment to empowering Black women in academia extends far beyond our own community. We have forged meaningful and collaborative relationships with a network of organizations and institutions that share our dedication to fostering the success of Black women scholars. These partnerships amplify our collective efforts, ensuring that together, we create an academic landscape where Black women can thrive and excel.

Our Valued Partnerships

SOTA is proud to collaborate with a diverse array of organizations and institutions that champion the advancement of Black women in academia. Some of our esteemed partners include:


Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Institute is honored to collaborate with the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) in our shared dedication to empowering Black women in academia. Through this partnership, we unite our efforts to drive positive change, amplify voices, and uplift Black women scholars on their academic journeys.

About Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA)

The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) is a renowned advocate for academic authors and educators, dedicated to supporting excellence in writing, publishing, and education. TAA's commitment to advancing scholarship aligns perfectly with our mission to empower Black women in academia. TAA provides professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books. Member benefits include webinars, presentations on demand, academic and textbook writing grants, a templates & samples resource library, a professional directory, an online member community, a quarterly print newsletter, and a blog, Abstract

The TAA-SOTA partnership offers a TAA membership to every SOTA member.For more information, visit


Our Previous and Current Partners 

  • Albany State University
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation- Expanding the Bench Program 
  • Auburn University-Montgomery
  • Auburn University
  • Brothers of the Academy Institute
  • Florida Alliance for Graduate Education in the Professoriate
    • Bethune Cookman University
    • Florida A&M University
    • Florida International University
    • Florida Memorial University
    • University of South Florida
  • Florida State University
  • National Education Association
  • Alabama Education Association
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • New Connections Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • Western Connecticut University


Welcoming New Partnerships

At SOTA, we believe that every new partnership holds the potential to further enrich the academic experiences and opportunities for Black women scholars. We welcome the opportunity to expand our network of collaborators who share our vision of creating an inclusive and thriving academic community.

If you represent an organization or institution that aligns with our mission and values, we invite you to explore partnership opportunities with SOTA Institute. By joining forces, we can magnify our impact and collectively pave the way for Black women's success in academia.

Get in Touch

To learn more about partnership possibilities or to express your interest in collaborating with us, please visit our "Contact Us" menu. We look forward to exploring new avenues of collaboration and building a stronger community of support for Black women scholars.

Together, Let's Elevate Black Women's Success in Academia!