Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies January 2021 Newsletter


Center for Critical Internet Inquiry Collaborates with Archewell Foundation

Prof. Safiya U. Noble

Professor Safiya U. Noble, who serves as the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Critical Internet Inquiry Research Center, will collaborate with the Archewell Foundation. Professor Noble teaches in the Department of Information Studies and also holds appointments in African American Studies and Gender Studies. To read more about this new partnership, please click here.

Brenda Stevenson Named Professor of Women’s History at Oxford University

Prof. Brenda Stevenson

Brenda Stevenson, Professor of African American Studies and the Nickoll Family Professor in History, has been named the first Hillary Rodham Clinton Professor of Women’s History at Oxford University. To read more about Professor Stevenson new appointment, please click here

Henry Burton wins UC’s Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives Competition

Prof. Henry Burton

Henry Burton, an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was one of two UCLA professors whose proposals were selected in the University of California Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives competition. To read more Professor Burton's research, please click here.

Grant Application Now Open

The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) invites applications for support of research that is committed to the study of Black Life--in disciplines across campus. The IAC grant is administered by the Bunche Center. For more information, contact Assistant Director, Tabia Shawel (tshawel@bunche.ucla.edu) or visit the IAC website.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021 @ 11:59 pm


Learn about the fellows, faculty mentors, and postdoctoral scholars from the 20-21 cohort

Khalil Jacobs-Flier

Khalil Jacobs-Flier is a senior transfer student from Tujunga, California, double majoring in African American Studies and English. Khalil's research interests include but are not limited to the linguistics of hip-hop, the social impact of jazz music, racism in sport media, and prison reform and abolitionism.

Khalil is one of this year's Bunche Undergraduate Fellows conducting research with the Carceral Ecologies lab headed by Dr. Nicholas Shapiro and the Bio-Critical Studies lab headed by Dr. Terrence Keel.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Tuesday, February 2nd, 4:00pm

Wednesday, February 17th, 6:00pm

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Profiles UCLA faculty, students, staff, and alumni who contribute to advancing the field of African American Studies

Eboni Shaw

Eboni is the current and first Manager and Student Affairs Officer for the Department of African American Studies. Serving the unit in many capacities from advising undergraduate and graduate students to overseeing the day-to-day operations.

Eboni is currently a committee member of UCLA ACE (Advising Communities of Excellence), Vice President of the Black Staff and Faculty Association (BGSA), and was a participant in UCHRI (University of California Humanities Research Institute) Diversity as Discipline: Decolonizing the NeoLiberal University.

Eboni is a native Angeleno, graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University (formerly College) and long time member of the Bruin Community having been on staff for almost 20 years.


UCLA Law School Black History Month Lecture with Professor Elizabeth Stordeur-Pryor

Wednesday, February 10th, 12:10 - 1:30pm

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IAC Research Grant Information Session

Tuesday, February 16th, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

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Do You Know Your UCLA Black History: A History of Black Student Organization

February 24th (More Details Coming Soon)

Black Excellence

Celebrate and Network with Successful Scholars & Professionals

February 25th 6:00 - 7:30pm

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