The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) is the central hub to four ethnic studies centers- American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies, and Chicano Studies Research Center. Together, the IAC and the four centers work to increase understanding of the emerging social and cultural realities in America through innovative research, events, fellowships, scholarship, grants, and civic engagement. In 2019, the ‚ÄčIAC and the centers will mark their historic 50th anniversary during UCLA's centennial‚Äč year.


  • Innovative research
  • Events that promote awareness, diversity, advocacy and discussion of issues related to race and ethnicity
  • Fellowships and research grant programs
  • Scholarship and academic excellence
  • Civic engagement


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The Four Ethnic Studies Centers

Asian American Studies Center

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Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies
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