Welcome to the UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC).
The IAC is the administrative home of the four ethnic studies centers at UCLA – the American Indian Studies Center, the Asian American Studies Center, the Chicano Studies Research Center, and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. These organized research units (ORU) were established in 1969 and for almost 50 years have been involved in advancing research grounded in the experiences and issues of diverse communities in the greater Los Angeles area, but also throughout the United States and internationally and transnationally as well.
The research of the IAC reaches and draws from the entire university and through partnerships with many stakeholders and constituencies that literally span the globe. As an integral part of a world-class university with a public mission, the IAC examines the dynamic and complex social, economic, political, and cultural formations that are the United States.
I'll be posting regular updates about our ground-breaking work here. Thank you for visiting.