Vice Provost David K. Yoo

Message from the Vice Provost

Welcome to the UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC).

The IAC is the administrative home of the four ethnic studies centers at UCLA – the American Indian Studies Center, the Asian American Studies Center, the Chicano Studies Research Center, and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. These organized research units (ORU) were established in 1969 and for almost 50 years have been involved in advancing research grounded in the experiences and issues of diverse communities in the greater Los Angeles area, but also throughout the United States and internationally and transnationally as well. 

The research of the IAC reaches and draws from the entire university and through partnerships with many stakeholders and constituencies that literally span the globe. As an integral part of a world-class university with a public mission, the IAC examines the dynamic and complex social, economic, political, and cultural formations that are the United States.

I'll be posting regular updates about our ground-breaking work here. Thank you for visiting.

 

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UCLA Centennial, Alumni Day, and IAC

UCLA Centennial, Alumni Day, and IAC

UCLA kicked off its centennial on Alumni Day, May 18, 2019. More than 5,000 people were on campus for an all-day program that included a session on 50 years of ethnic studies at UCLA.
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 May 2019: Celebrating the Past and Looking Ahead

May 2019: Celebrating the Past and Looking Ahead

As UCLA turns 100, the Institute of American Cultures and the four ethnic studies centers celebrate 50 years (1969-2019). Join us for Alumni Day on May 18, as we host a roundtable discussion about the role of research for social justice that has been our focus.
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November 2018: Diversity and Social Action Work Showcased at Annual iAC Fall Forum

November 2018: Diversity and Social Action Work Showcased at Annual iAC Fall Forum

The UCLA Institute of American Cultures recently hosted its annual Fall Forum featuring the work of its visiting scholars.
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