Danielle Dupuy

The vital work of our ethnic studies centers is featured in the latest issue of UCLA Magazine. That's Danielle Dupuy, researcher at our Bunche Center for African American Studies, who's showcased on the cover and in the article. 

We are proud of the work our centers do daily to promote social justice, equality, and diversity.



UCLA Institute of American Cultures Vice Provost David K. Yoo Tapped for  National Leadership Development Program

David K.  Yoo

David K. Yoo has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year by the American Council on Education. He is part of a cohort of 45 college and university leaders 

UCLA Chicana/o Studies Professor Earns Major Grant

Charlene Villasenor Black

Charlene Villaseñor Black, a professor of Ibero-American Art and Chicana/o Studies, has been awarded over $1,000,000 in funding as a winner of the 2019 UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) competition.

As Principal Investigator of the grant, “Critical Mission Studies at California’s Crossroads,” Prof. Villaseñor Black will study California missions through a Chicanx/Indigenous Studies lens in partnership with her colleagues and co-PIs Jennifer Hughes, UC Riverside; Amy Lonetree, UC Santa Cruz; and Ross Frank, UC San Diego.  The project will span a two-year period beginning in January 2019, and includes funding for both undergraduate and graduate students.

This proposal is one of only sixteen successful grants selected from almost 200 submissions and one of a few Humanities awards – and the only grant from UCLA.  The full list of 2019 awards  Congratulations to Prof. Villaseñor Black and her colleagues on their successful proposal.