News & Events

News & Events


  • 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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  • Lecturer Pool-Department of African American Studies

    October 6, 2020

    The Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified instructors to teach courses in African American Studies, pending openings. These include courses on topics such as but are not limited to: Black expressive culture, with an emphasis on film, music, and performance; Race and institutions; Black politics in the US and the diaspora; Race, technology, and media; African American literature.

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  • Berkeley Conversations: Race & The Criminal Justice System

    August 4, 2020

    "Berkeley Conversations: Race & The Criminal Justice System" featuring African American Studies Professor, Nikki Jones. Link: https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/07/28/race-the-criminal-justice-system/

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  • “Spotlight on Berkeley Teaching” Features AFRICAM: 116 Slavery and African American Life Before 1865

    July 15, 2020

    Spotlight on Berkeley Teaching exposes first-year undergraduate students to an awesome set of classes that they may not have even imagined possible. Spotlight courses invite incoming students to take a closer look at classes that enable them to encounter different ideas and perspectives and to explore intellectual areas beyond their intended major. These courses are taught by outstanding faculty instructors who are passionate about undergraduate teaching as well as their research. Spotlight on Berkeley Teaching aims to create a first-year undergraduate experience of intellectual energy and wonder that distinguishes UC Berkeley. AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES 116 examines the origins of the African slave…

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  • EVENT CANCELLED

    March 16, 2020

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  • Berkeley to mark ‘400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice’

    August 20, 2019

    https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/08/15/campus-to-mark-400th-anniversary-of-slave-ships-arrival-in-america/

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  • 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice

    August 20, 2019

    This day-long symposium will kick off a year of events at UC Berkeley to mark the 400 year anniversary of the beginning of slavery in North America. The events are being co-organized by the Haas Institute, the African American studies and history departments, the African American Student Development Center, and the Black Staff & Faculty Organization. [x5_gallery id="2537"] https://400years.berkeley.edu/

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  • Memorial of Toni Whittle-Ciprazo

    March 18, 2019

    Dear all, It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that our colleague, Toni Whittle-Ciprazo, passed away  after a lengthy illness. Toni was a bright light in the College of Letters and Science - serving with generosity and distinction across her long career here. She began her work on the Berkeley Campus in 1987 in the Physics Department and received numerous service awards including the Excellence in Management Award twice (2004 and 2009). Toni served as the Manager of the Art Practice Department from 2008 to 2017. In 2017 she moved from the Division of Arts and…

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  • African Language Program

    September 24, 2018

    09/24/2018 The Center for African Studies succeeded in getting both the Title VI NRC and FLAS grants from the US Department of Education. The NRC includes funds for adding courses in Amharic and Igbo, while FLAS grants will go towards supporting graduate students seeking advanced training in African languages. FLAS funds are also available to undergraduate students (with limitations), who are at the intermediate level. More information about Title VI NRC and FLAS grant are to be found in the following links:  (i) FLAS: https://africa.berkeley.edu/flas  (ii) Title VI Center: https://africa.berkeley.edu/titleVI  09/25/2018 Students seeking to satisfy their foreign language requirement may use Swahili…

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  • Spring 2016 News

    February 2, 2016

    (top) "The Gender of Police Violence"  in TIKKUN MAGAZINE (2016) by Nikki Jones. Jones is Associate Professor of African American studies at UC Berkeley. She is the author of Between Good and Ghetto: African American Girls and Inner-City Violence and a forthcoming book, The Chosen Ones: Black Men, Violence and the Politics of Redemption, from which this article is adapted. (bottom) California Winter League (2016) by Chiyuma Elliot. Elliott is an Assistant Professor of African American studies at UC Berkeley. A former Stegner Fellow, Chiyuma has published poetry in the African American Review, Callaloo, PN Review, and other journals. She has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the James Irvine Foundation, and the…

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