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  • Black Graduation 2024

    November 3, 2023

    Black Graduation 2024 May 17, 2024 9:00 am  Zellerbach Auditorium  Berkeley, CA Registration TBA

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  • Assistant Professor Recruitment-Afterlives of Slavery–African American Studies–University of California, Berkeley

    September 5, 2023

    Assistant Professor-Afterlives of Slavery–African American Studies–University of California, Berkeley The African American Studies Department at UC Berkeley seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor whose work demonstrates prior or potential contributions to the study of the Afterlives of Slavery. Expected start date: 07/01/2024. To apply visit This recruitment closes at 11:59 pm (PT) on 9/28/2023. For questions, contact UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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  • Victoria Grubbs Featured on Matrix Podcast

    August 17, 2023

    Victoria Netanus Grubbs, a former postdoctoral fellow at the Black Studies Collaboratory and lecturer in African American Studies, recently appeared on the Matrix podcast to discuss her research on Rwandan popular music. Featuring clips from musical artists across the country, Grubbs discusses the project of diasporic music, national identity, and resistance to state projects.    Check out the interview here:

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  • Black Graduation 2022

    January 13, 2022

    Save the date! This year Black Grad will be held on Sunday, May 22nd at 2:00pm. More details to follow. 

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sign-up for Virtual Black Grad 2021

    February 22, 2021

    The Department of African American Studies plans on hosting our annual Black Graduation ceremony, which is open to all majors and degree programs across the campus. Black Graduation 2021 is being planned for Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm.  This will be a virtual ceremony.  We are inviting all Spring and Summer 2021 degree list candidates who are interested to participate.  if you plan on participating in Black Grad 2021, please use this form to provide us with your basic contact information.  Once we have an official registration portal that works with central campus', we will invite everyone to register.  So,…

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  • The Department of African American Studies Awarded $2.8 Million Mellon Grant

    January 13, 2021

    The Department of African American Studies at Berkeley is proud to be one of 16 college and university recipients of the Andrew A. Mellon Foundation's new Just Futures grant, which will support our multidisciplinary, humanities-led teams working to address racial inequality. Learn more [press release below]   UC Berkeley’s Department of African American Studies Awarded $2.8 Million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation   The Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to announce that we have been selected as one of sixteen recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures grant. This…

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  • Reading and Composition Lecture Pool-Department of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies

    October 6, 2020

    The Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Program, and the Native American Studies program in the Department of Ethnic Studies, and African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time, non-tenure track lecturers to teach Reading and Composition courses. 

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