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May 19, 2016—Yuri Kochiyama is honored by Google on her birthday. Professor Diane Fujino, director of the Center for Black Studies Research, is author of the biography on Yuri, Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama (University of Minnesota Press, 2005).








Responsible for the administrative, personnel, and business affairs for the department. Provides financial management support to the Director; provides the Director with quarterly budget reports; is responsible for the production of the Annual Report and additional reports as necessary. Recruits and gives administrative support to unit participants such as Visiting Scholars, Visiting Researchers, and Principal Investigators.  Supervises the student research assistants, including delegating assignments and supervising work-study students. Administers and manages all financial matters relevant to the Center's budget. Develops and implements financial systems and procedures. Reconciles program systems with general ledger on a monthly basis. Assists with research, writing, and budget for grant proposals. Coordinates and updates the Center's website and social media.  Coordinates special projects such as lecture series, conferences, and other public programs. Serves as the Director's liaison to other campus academic and administrative units and within the larger Santa Barbara community.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with payroll/personnel systems, general ledgers, and accounting principles. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in written and oral presentation. 

Notes: Fingerprinting required. This is a flexible 75%–100% career position. $21.86–$23.95/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For primary consideration, apply by 5/11/16, thereafter open until filled.  

Apply online at   |  Job #20160187


Haiti Flag Week 2016 flyerHaiti Flag Week 2016


Haiti Flag Day Celebration in Los Angeles
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Hollywood Park Casino
3833 Century Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90303

Paul Beaubrun in Performance: Roots, Rock, and Reggae
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
3:30 p.m.
MultiCultural Center Theater, UCSB

The Three Phases of Sans Souci: Recent Archaeological Discoveries at the Palace of Henry Christophe
J. Cameron Monroe (professor of anthropology, UC Santa Cruz)
Thursday, May 19, 2016
3:30 p.m.
Social Sciences and Media Studies (SSMS) Conference Room 2135

For more information, download the flyer or visit our events page.


Journal of Haitian Studies: Special Issue on the US Occupation of Haiti

The Journal of Haitian Studies, a CBSR publication, has published a special issue on the occupation of Haiti by US Marines from 1915 to 1934—a defining event in the nation’s history. Guest-edited by Jeffrey W. Sommers and Ermitte St. Jacques, the special issue contains articles from leading scholars on history of the occupation and its cultural, political, social, and economic legacies.

To purchase a copy or view a full list of articles, click here.



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Announcing a new journal!

Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies has launched through a partnership between the UCSB Center for Black Studies Research and Temple University Press. Edited by George Lipsitz, the journal is designed to connect anti-subordination scholarship to the ideas, experiences, archives, and imaginaries of organic intellectuals, activists, and artists from aggrieved communities.

Following the legacies of the Black radical tradition, the journal is interdisciplinary, international, intergenerational, and intersectional in its approaches to engaged anti-racist scholarship and civic work, as its contributors strive to create a world transcending citizenship.

First issue available FREE! (site registration required to view)

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Electronic 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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Center News

Fall 2015 issue of the Journal of Haitian Studies now available for order

NEW JOURNAL! Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies has launched with Temple University Press

Download the Center's Annual Report for 2014–2015

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Remembering Associate Professor Clyde Woods, acting director of the Center.

Honoring Vodou scholar Karen McCarthy Brown

Haiti Projects at the Center for Black Studies Research

KOSANBA, a scholarly association for the study of Vodou

An introduction to Vodou
Ancestral Rays coverAncestral Rays: Journey through Haitian History & Culture

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