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Job Opening: Director of the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA

Job Opening: Director of the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA

Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies – Director Job #JPF02748 • INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES / INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES To apply, go to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02748  [Corrected Link]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Description The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks a dynamic and respected scholar to provide intellectual research and programmatic leadership for the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American […]

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Son of Bunche Center’s Namesake Passes

Son of Bunche Center’s Namesake Passes

Ralph Johnson Bunche, Jr . — son of Nobel Prize winner, race scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Dr. Ralph J. Bunche — passed away on October 5, 2016.  In 2003, Bunche gave his blessing to name what was then known simply as the Center for African American Studies after his famous father.  Bunche (in the center of the image, under a LeRoy […]

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UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception – Thursday, December 1

UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception – Thursday, December 1

Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception In honor of the 2016-2017 IAC Visiting Scholars, Graduate & Predoctoral Fellows, and Research Grant Awardees December 1, 2016 UCLA Faculty Center, California Room Reception — 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Program — 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm CONVERSATIONS WITH THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES VISITING SCHOLARS Reception Featuring the UCLA Fabulous […]

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Current Newsletter

Current Newsletter

 Check out the current issue of the Bunche Center News! DOWNLOAD – Bunche-Center-Newsletter-Fall2016      

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Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Photo Credit: The Ringer October 26, 2016 — The Ringer’s Victor Luckerson writes that classic black TV shows haven’t made the jump to streaming platforms and he thinks their window of opportunity may be closing.  He interviews Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt for the story.  To read more, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about the Race and Hollywood Project and read […]

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Bunche Center Welcomes Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Díaz

Bunche Center Welcomes Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Díaz

For 2016-17, Dr. Vanessa Díaz will be in residence at the Bunche Center as a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow.  Please read her biography below. Dr. Vanessa Díaz is an interdisciplinary ethnographer, filmmaker, and journalist. In 2015, she earned a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Díaz is currently adapting her dissertation into a book manuscript tentatively titled Manufacturing Celebrity: […]

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A Message from the Director

A Message from the Director

2016-2017 In 1968, UCLA students championed a proposal to create a Center for Afro-American History and Culture on the largely white, Westwood campus.  “From the very beginning of American history,” the proposal began, “Afro-Americans have formed an economically, socially, and culturally significant part of America.  Despite the obvious importance of Afro-Americans,” the proposal continued, “neither the public at large nor […]

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UCLA Features Bunche Center Director as One of Its Optimists

UCLA Features Bunche Center Director as One of Its Optimists

  September 26, 2016 – Bunche Center Director, Dr. Darnell Hunt, is featured in UCLA’s Optimists campaign highlighting the Bunche Center’s annual Hollywood Diversity Report.  To read more, CLICK HERE.  To read the latest report, CLICK HERE.

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HuffPost: What Do Barack Obama and Snapple Iced Tea Have in Common?

HuffPost: What Do Barack Obama and Snapple Iced Tea Have in Common?

          September 21, 2016 – CLICK HERE to read UCLA Dean and Vice Provost Patricia Turner’s insightful essay on the birther movement and urban legends in the Huffington Post.

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RSVP for the 2016 Black Convocation at UCLA on October 4th

RSVP for the 2016 Black Convocation at UCLA on October 4th

To RSVP, CLICK HERE The Black Convocation is an annual event that welcomes new and returning students to the UCLA campus and makes them aware of the different organizations, departments, and resources available to serve them.  It is an evening full of Bruin pride, providing encouragement, anecdotes about the past, and a glimpse of the future from UCLA faculty, staff, […]

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