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UCLA Institute of American Cultures

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 ​IAC and the centers will mark their historic 50 th anniversary during UCLA's centennial​ 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

A Message from the Vice Provost

    Joint Statement on Anti-Asian Violence - March 2021

    Statement of Solidarity - June 2020