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The 2014 Clyde Woods Memorial Lecture


featuring Eritrean multimedia artist Mahader Tesfai

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
4:00 p.m.
MultiCultural Center Lounge

For more information, visit our Events page here.


JOB OPENING: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Black Studies Research
 Area of Specialization: Black Studies or Engaged Scholarship

UCSB's Center for Black Studies Research seeks applications for a postdoctoral scholar who will conduct research related to Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, activist scholarship, or urban studies. 25% of the fellowship is devoted to developing the Center's Engaged Scholarship initiative and mentoring undergraduate research. No teaching is required. 

The fellowship will provide a $45,000 annual stipend, a $5,000 annual research and travel allowance, and health insurance. This is a 12-month position beginning August 1, 2014, with the possibility of a second year upon evaluation.

For more details and to apply, visit the online application.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Apply by April 20, 2014; thereafter, open until filled.

The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.



Noozhawk image of 1960s protest marchScholars to Meet at UCSB to Remember, Rethink Feminist Struggles of 1960s

Noozhawk, January 30, 2014

For women — and men — the 1960s was an historic decade that began with liberal reform and exploded into calls for fundamental changes in work, politics, family and social life.

Fifty years after Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of gender, a one-day conference at UC Santa Barbara will examine the work, social movements and politics of the 1960s in a multicultural context. ... Read more:


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New Publication for Onward! Series: Beyond Shock

Beyond Shock: Charting the Landscape of Sexual Violence in Post-quake Haiti is the inaugural volume of "Onward," a new series initiated by Professor of Black Studies Claudine Michel and produced by the Center for Black Studies Research, that examines transformative work in Haitian studies.

In a report co-created with the advocacy coalition PotoFamn+Fi, journalist Anne-christine d'Adesky maps advances in addressing the increase in sexual violence in the aftermath of Haiti's historic 2010 earthquake and in providing services to victims across key sectors of the reconstruction.

Beyond Shock provides a comprehensive examination of the broad and sectorial field progress made by frontline providers of services to sexual violence survivors since the earthquake. The book looks at the shifting landscape of actors, both established and new, Haitian and foreign, who have raced to respond to the crisis. It highlights groups, individuals, programs, and approaches that are making a difference in the field and captures emergent trends in this landscape. It offers hope for the future while revealing a very difficult situation in the present.

For more information or to purchase, click here.



New Publication: Black California Dreamin'

Black California Dreamin': The Crises of California's African-American Communities presents a diverse group of essays highlighting particular issues facing black communities in California. In this co-edited volume, the authors engage in thought-provoking analyses that include topics such as gentrification, education, foreclosures, homelessness, migration, incarceration, entrepreneurship, urban renewal, gun violence, youth violence, community building, asset stripping, black-brown relations, art as resistance, and the criminalization of poverty. The volume serves as an interdisciplinary contribution to the body of work in Black California Studies. Co-edited by: Ingrid Banks, Gaye Johnson, George Lipsitz, Ula Taylor, & Daniel Widener.

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Fall 2013 issue of the Journal of Haitian Studies now available for order: Special Issue on Michel-Rolph Trouillot

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