Recap of UCLA Symposium "On the Matter of Blackness in Europe: Transnational Perspectives"

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On October 10-11, 2019, a two-day symposium co-organized by Dr. SA Smythe (African American Studies Department, UCLA) and Dr. Vanessa Thompson (Goethe Universitate, Germany), was well attended by students, staff, and faculty from UCLA and…

LA Social Science Scholar Profile: The Rise of Jasmin A. Young

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Jasmin A. Young is currently a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA in the Department of African American Studies. As a historian, her research focuses on African American history, 20th Century U.S. History, and…

Asian American Studies Conference Commemorates 50th Anniversary at UCLA This Weekend

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The UCLA Asian American Studies Department, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), are very pleased to announce their conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of Asian American…

Professor Alim Awarded $1 Million Spencer Foundation Grant to Explore Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

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Dr. H. Samy Alim, David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, and the Founding Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL), along with his co-PI Dr. Django Paris…

New Ph.D. Program in Communication at UCLA Accepting Applications

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The UCLA Department of Communication is now accepting applications for its new Ph.D. program! Please check out this descriptive video, where you will learn about the work faculty and graduate students do in the following areas:  Communication…

UCLA Researchers Awarded Major NSF Grant to Study 2020 Election

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The National Science Foundation has issued a nearly $1 million grant to a group of racial and ethnic politics researchers from across the nation led by UCLA's Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, Associate Professor of Political Science and African American…

UCLA Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez Named 2019 MacArthur Fellow

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Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA, has been awarded the 2019 MacArthur Fellowship. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation honors 26 luminaries, who each receive $625,000 over…

$20 Million Gift Establishes the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute in the Division of Social Sciences

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The Bedari Foundation, established by philanthropists Jennifer and Matthew C. Harris, has given $20 million to the UCLA College to establish the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute. The institute, which is housed in the division of social sciences,…

By All MEANS Necessary - New UCLA Report on Hollywood Diversity and Inclusion Practices

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September 18, 2019 Diversity initiatives have become their own cottage industry in the entertainment industry.  But how much do we really know about what has been working and why?  This report considers some of the more significant past…