Research Resources

Fanhackers Weekly List of New Fan Studies Research

An excellent, comprehensive overview of newly published scholarship updated by Dr. Nele Noppe, and divided into open access and paywalled.

Zotero Fan Studies Bibliography

Comprehensive fan studies bibliography, affiliated with Transformative Works and Cultures. Corrections, new entries welcome; all group members can edit.


Fanlore is a collaborative site by, for, and about fans and fan communities that create and consume fanworks. Here, you can read about fan activities, fannish vocabulary, and the histories of fan communities — and add your own voice, memories, and experiences to our collective story.

Group de Recherche et d’Études sur les Fans

Le GREF est un réseau pluridisciplinaire qui accueille des chercheurs français en sociologie, SIC ou encore études cinématographiques par exemple.

Decolonizing Fan Studies

This is (obviously) a non-exhaustive list that is meant to grow with time and crowdsourcing.  While some titles have direct relevance to Fan and Audience studies, some are aimed at a more broad methodology of acknowledging the effects of race/racism and colonialism into our research practices and institutional structures.