The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, founded in 1969 as the Center for Afro-American Studies (CAAS), was renamed after Nobel Prize winner, scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Ralph J. Bunche in 2003, in commemoration of the centenary of his birth. The Bunche Center is the result of the struggle by black students at […]continue reading
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: […]
** SAVE THE DATE ** UCLA’s four Ethnic Studies research centers and the Institute of American Cultures invite you to the panel discussion Beyond the Elections: Political Impacts on Communities of Color on Thursday, October 27th RSVP at http://UCLARaceandElectionsPanel.eventbrite.com
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 […]
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.
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.
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, […]
NOW AVAILABLE! 2016 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: BUSINE$$ AS USUAL? The Bunche Center released its third annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To DOWNLOAD the “2016 Hollywood Diversity Report: Busine$$ as Usual,” CLICK HERE. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. […]
August 2, 2016 – Taiwanese-American actress, Constance Wu, star of “Fresh Off the Boat,” discusses hero-bias and the problem with having Matt Damon as the face of the upcoming film, The Great Wall. To read the full article, Click Here. As part of the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, the Center is collaborating with Hollywood industry players to produce […]
July 28, 2016 – Colin “Cab” Washington wears many hats. He is a freelance journalist and blogger who covers a wide range of genres from sports and music to hard news. He is also entering his third year working for Residential Life at UCLA, where he promotes the intersection between student affairs and online media. Washington produces visual and audio media […]