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IAC Fellowships & Research Grants at the Bunche Center

Updated 1/3/2017 The Institute of American Cultures (IAC) Fellowships & Research Grants The IAC has made funds available annually through its visiting scholar and fellowship programs and its research grants. These awards have resulted in the publication of hundreds of books, monographs, and articles as well as the completion of many dissertations, master’s theses, and […]

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. […]

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 […]

Bunche Center Post Doc Op-Ed: Media Soft on Trump

November 29, 2016 — Vanessa Diaz, a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bunche Center, published an op-ed piece in the International Business Times yesterday documenting some of the ways in which People has given Trump a pass on sexual assault allegations since the election.  You can read the piece HERE.

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 […]


November 9, 2016 — In a late-night stunner, Donald Trump defies the polls and wins the 2016 presidential election.  Despite losing the popular vote to challenger Hillary Clinton, Trump wins in key battleground states in order to eek out a win in the Electoral College.  Republicans hold onto the Senate and House of Representatives, making it […]

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 […]