Professor Lorrie Frasure to Serve as Acting Director of the Bunche Center for AY 2020-2021
Lorrie Frasure, Associate Professor in the Departments of Political Science and African American Studies, will be serving as the Acting Director of the Bunche Center for African American Studies. Professor Frasure is the Vice Chair of the Department of Political Science, Graduate Studies. To read more about Dr. Frasure's appointment, click here.
Professor Karida Brown Named Lakers Director of Racial Equity & Action
Karida Brown, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Sociology and African American Studies, joined the Los Angeles Lakers Basketball organization as the Director Racial Equity. Dr. Brown also serves on the boards of The Obama Presidency Oral History and the Du Bois Scholar Network. To read more about Dr. Brown's new appointment, click here.
Professor Tracy Johnson Named Dean of Life Sciences
Tracy Johnson was named Dean of the Division of Life Sciences. Professor Johnson teaches molecular, cell, and developmental biology and is the holder of the Keith and Cecilia Terasaki Presidential Endowed Chair. Dr. Johnson is an award-winning scientist whose research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of gene regulation, particularly RNA splicing, chromatin modification and the intersection between these reactions. To read more about Dr. Johnson's research, click here.
Professor Vickie Mays Named Special Advisor to the Chancellor on Black Life
Professor Vickie Mays was appointed as Special Advisor to the Chancellor on Black Life. Professor Mays is a Distinguished Professor in both Departments of Psychology and Health Policy and Management. She is a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics subcommittees on Population Health and Privacy, Security and Confidentiality and a member of the Standards Review Committee for the Affordable Care Act. To read more about Dr. Mays research, click here.
Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw Guest-Editing Special 'Say Her Name' Issue Of 'Chime For Change' Zine
The African American Policy Forum is partnering with Gucci’s Chime For Change initiative on a special digital edition of Chime Zine. Co-Founder and Executive Director Kimberlé Crenshaw is guest-editing the one-of-a-kind issue that approaches that mission through an intersectional lens. To read more about this story, click here.
Professor Marilyn Raphael Named Interim Director of UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Marilyn Raphael, Professor in the Department of Geography, was named the new interim director of UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. To read more about Professor Raphael's new role, click here.
Postdoctoral Fellowships Announcement
UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies will select five Chancellor’s Postdoc Fellows, appointed across campus, whose research focuses on Black life and the Black experience. These Postdoctoral Fellowships are apart of Chancellor Block and EVC/P Carter's "Rising to the Challenge" Initiatives. Applicants must apply to the UC President's Postdoctoral Program (UC PPFP). Candidates considered for funding from both programs. For more information and to apply, please click here.
Bunche Fellows Program Commences with the 2020-2021 Cohort
The Bunche Fellows Program was launched in spring 2019 in collaboration with the Department of African American Studies. The 2020 Bunche Fellows Program cohort consists of seven undergraduate students from disciplines across campus. BFP Undergraduate Fellows include Jade Frank (African American Studies and Sociology), Rhamia Hall (African American Studies and Sociology), DeAnna Pittman (Political Science and African American Studies), Pearl Omo-Sowho (Human Biology and Society), Khalil Jacobs-Flier (African American Studies and English), Shane DeGrace (Psychobiology), and Sophie Seeholzer (English).