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News & Events

  • 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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  • Self-Guided Black History Tour of UC Berkeley

    October 16, 2023

    Black Lives at Cal  Self-Guided Black History Tour of UC Berkeley Daniella Lake & Gia White

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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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    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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