Following the 2017 Oscars telecast, a series of articles corroborating findings from the Bunche Center’s 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report point to the increasing prominence of diversity concerns in the industry: Diverse Oscar nominations lead to increase in diverse viewers. Smaller Hollywood films see big returns. Up-and-coming filmmakers weigh in on Hollywood’s future.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2017 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT To download the full report, please CLICK HERE. The Bunche Center released its fourth annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. To view a UCLA Optimists discussion with the authors, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche […]
The 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report will be released February 21, 2017 at 8 am. Please visit this website to access the download link for the full report.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 likely that Republicans will control […]
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