The mission of the UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) is to advance our understanding of the new social and cultural realities in America. The unparalleled population shifts that have occurred in recent decades have transformed our sociocultural landscape, expanding both intra-group diversity as well as opportunities for intersectional exchanges. Drawing on ethnic and American studies that serve as its intellectual core, the IAC is devoted to the study of this emerging America, with an emphasis on academic excellence, civic engagement, and diversity. 

The IAC serves as the administrative hub for UCLA’s four ethnic studies centers: the Asian American Studies Center, the American Indian Studies Center, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, and the Chicano Studies Research Center. It initiates campus-wide programs and collaborations that support a wide range of disciplinary approaches to the study of ethnic and American cultures at UCLA. Explore our website to learn more about the ethnic studies centers and the IAC's fellowships and research grant programs, as well as to keep-to-date on our upcoming events and discover more about the research and scholarship the IAC fosters and supports.

Upcoming Events
February 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
UCLA School of Law - Room 1347, 385 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Book Talk
Bunche
Thursday, February 22, 2018
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Talks
IAC
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Book Talk
Bunche
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UCLA Perloff Hall - Room 1102, Perloff Hall, 365 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Panel
IAC
March 2018
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Reception
AASC
Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Presentation & Discussion
AASC
Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Webinar
AASC
Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 - Sunday, Apr 08, 2018
Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031, USA
Performance
CSRC
April 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Book Talk
Bunche
May 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Saturday, May 19, 2018
InterContinental Hotel - Downtown Los Angeles, 900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
Conference
AISC