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Interview with Courtney S. Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences and Bunche Center Faculty Associate

The overall goal of my research is to identify the social, psychological, and biological factors that shape health risk and resilience among African Americans across the life course. I focus primarily on understanding the ways that stress and coping contribute to disparities in both mental and physical health outcomes, and using this knowledge to improve […]

Conversations, Readings Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:30 PM at Billy Wilder Theater

Copresented with the UCLA African Studies Center One of the world’s leading writers and scholars, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has been a force in bringing Africa to the forefront of contemporary literature and postcolonial theory through his novels, essays, plays, journalism, and social activism. His new memoir, Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer’s Awakening, chronicles […]

Could the LA Riots happen again?

Listener Johnny Moreno asked us this question via SoCal. So Curious. It’s a complicated one to answer because there were many factors that led up to the unrest, and it was more than just the verdict in the Rodney King case. Racial tension had been building up in the area, for example. Unemployment was rampant on […]

Scholars Still Sorting Through Aftermath of L.A. Uprising

by Lydia Lum (Diverse Issues in Higher Education) With his camcorder in tow, Dr. Darnell Hunt began exploring Los Angeles soon after mass unrest began on . The uprisings by frustrated Angelenos followed the acquittals earlier that day in the trial of four L.A. police officers on charges of use of excessive force in the […]

Tomorrow! Dr. Maryse Narcisse talk – "Grassroots Community Organizing for Women’s Health"

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25th, at noon, Dr. Maryse Narcisse, who is at the forefront of a burgeoning movement for women’s rights and women’s health in Haiti, will give a talk, “Grassroots Community Organizing for Women’s Health.” Please join us at the UCLA Marion Davies Children’s Health Center at Room 12-407.  To download the flyer, click here.

Under what conditions can diversity related courses succeed in fostering academic and social benefits? An Interview with UCLA Professor, Tiffany Brannon

On April 4, 2017, the Bunche Center interviewed UCLA professor of social psychology, Tiffany Brannon, to discuss her research on diversity science, a relatively new concept in psychology that explores when and how diversity works. She examines diversity initiatives that target historically underrepresented groups (e.g., ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, women in STEM fields) that […]