American Indian Studies Center

The UCLA American Indian Studies Center (AISC) is dedicated to addressing American Indian issues and supporting Indian communities locally, nationally and internationally.

Key objectives:

• Facilitate and disseminate academic research about indigenous peoples
• Strengthen undergraduate and graduate education
• Provide funding to support student and faculty research
• Provide indigenous-related programming including film screenings, symposia, and conferences
• Administers pre and postdoctoral fellowships and research awards
• Maintains a reference library
• Publishes books and the American Indian Culture and Research Journal

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Asian American Studies Center

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center (AASC) is engaged in researching and documenting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, past and present.

Key objectives:

• Forge community partnerships to produce knowledge that benefits the local, national and international communities
• Enrich understanding of Asian American and Pacific Islander issues in arts, humanities, social sciences and policy
• Maintain the largest Asian American studies library and archives in the nation
• Publish two national scholarly journals and award-winning center press
• Provide more than 25 scholarships, fellowships and academic prizes
• Offer 10 endowed chaired professorships, research programs, and lectures

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Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies

Named after Nobel Peace Prize winner, scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Ralph J. Bunche, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies develops and strengthens African American studies through research, academic programs, the Ralph J. Bunche Library and Media Center, special projects, and publications.

Key objectives:

• Expand the knowledge of the history, lifestyles, and sociocultural systems of people of African descent
• Investigate problems that affect the psychological, social, and economic wellbeing of people of African descent
• Advance multidisciplinary research spanning the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and several professional schools
• Administer four competitive scholarship programs that provide support to students pursuing Afro-American studies and other disciplines
• Maintain a library of specialized information services for UCLA faculty, students, staff, researchers, and the local community
• Present cultural and scholarship programming

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Chicano Studies Research Center

The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) has played a pivotal role in the development of scholarly research on the Chicano-Latino population, now the largest minority group and fastest growing population in the United States. The CSRC is a founding member of the national Inter-University Program for Latino Research, a consortium of 24 Latino research centers nationwide. The CSRC Library maintains the largest number of Chicano-Latino archival holdings in the U.S. and is the recipient of the first Society of American Archivists Diversity Award.

Key objectives:

• Maintain a library with a special collections archive utilized by thousands of visitors annually
• Provide opportunities for collaborative research projects ranging in subject from economic security, educational access, social movement history, and art history
• Present public programs including conferences, symposia, lectures, book talks, film screenings, and exhibitions
• Build community-based partnerships
• Provide a competitive grant and fellowship program
• Maintain an award-winning academic press

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