News & Events Archive: 2021

News & Events


    October 18, 2021

    Download PDF here   THE BLACK FILM AMBASSADOR: THE ECSTATIC WORLD OF ALBERT JOHNSON    Josslyn Luckett    In 1958,  when Ernest Callenbach was seeking “co-conspirators” to create a “serious American film magazine,” Pauline Kael directed him to Albert Johnson. Together, the two of them and Colin Young, then a UCLA professor, dreamed up and brought into being the journal before you now.1 Knowing that a Black film critic and professor, Pacific Film Archive (PFA) collaborator, and long-time San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) programmer was part of this journal’s origin story is enough to make me—a recently arrived Black…

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  • Small Grants Program – Spring 2022

    October 6, 2021

    Small Grants Program – Spring 2022 Due: October 29th, 2021 The Black Studies Collaboratory in the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley is currently accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff for financial support for research up to $5,000. We will provide small grants for research, teaching, curriculum development, and related projects to faculty, undergraduates students, graduate students, and staff, either as individuals, teams, or as representatives of a UC Berkeley program, department, or unit. We welcome proposals from across campus that center blackness, especially teaching and research endeavors that are collaborative,…

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  • Lecturer Pool-Department of African American Studies

    September 30, 2021

    Job #JPF03100 African Am Studies / College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences / UC Berkeley POSITION OVERVIEW Position title: Non-Senate Lecturer Salary range: Salary is dependent upon qualifications and years of college-level teaching experience. Starting minimum full-time equivalent annual academic salary is $56,945. Percent time: Positions may range from 33% to 67% time (one to two courses). Anticipated start: Applications are typically reviewed for summer session course needs in April, fall course needs in May, and in November for spring course needs. Position duration: Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (mid-August for Fall Semester; mid-January for Spring Semester), and appointments…

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  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Anti-Black Racism and Social Inclusion Cluster-African American Studies and School of Social Welfare

    September 20, 2021

    Job link here   Job #JPF03145 African Am Studies / College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences / UC Berkeley POSITION OVERVIEW Position titles: Assistant Professor  Associate Professor, Full Professor  Anticipated start: July 1, 2022 APPLICATION WINDOW Open September 14th, 2021 through Monday, Oct 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) POSITION DESCRIPTION The University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for two positions, one tenure-track (Assistant Professor) to join the Department of African American Studies and one tenured (Associate or Full Professor) to join the School of Social Welfare. Both hires are part of a multi-year hiring initiative in “Anti-Black Racism…

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  • Complimentary Course Offering for Alumni

    August 23, 2021

    The History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement   ENROLL   About this course:  The objective of this course is to examine the modern Civil Rights Movement. As traditionally understood, this period began with the May 17, 1954, "Brown vs. Board of Education” Supreme Court decision and ended with the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This course will expand this time frame and seek to place this movement in the context of global developments and the broad sweep of United States History. Assigned readings consist of historical and autobiographical texts. Lectures will contextualize the readings by placing…

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  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee Honors the Late Professor Hardy Frye

    July 13, 2021

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  • A Series of Articles on the L8 Toxteth Uprising (by Professor Stephen Small)

    June 10, 2021

    Published by Writing on the Wall. Click here to access the articles.

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  • Sandra Richmond receives the Excellence in Management 2021 Award

    May 6, 2021

    The Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies is proud to announce that our Director of Administration, Sandra Richmond, is a recipient of the Excellence in Management 2021 Award. Congratulations, Sandy! 

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  • Summer Courses 2021

    April 16, 2021


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  • Black Staff and Faculty Organization: Recognizing the Legacies of Black Women at Cal

    March 10, 2021

    View this email in your browser Recognizing the Legacies of Black Women at Cal Members of the 1921 Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, University of California, Berkeley (left to right): Virginia Stephens, Oreatheal Richardson, Myrtle Price (in back), Ida Jackson (sorority president), Talma Brooks, and Ruby Jefferson. (Photo courtesy of Stephens Family papers, African American Museum and Library at Oakland) BSFO acknowledges and celebrates the phenomenal legacy of Black womxn at Cal who are, or have been, staff, faculty, students, contributors, community members, etc. on campus since 1909. We extend our appreciation for you, and THANK YOU for your tremendous impact.…

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