Job Opportunity: Student Services Advisor and Assistant to the Chair

Student Services Advisor and Asst to the Chair  Application Deadline: 8:59 p.m. on 05/29/2024 Department Summary First established in 1982, the Department of American Indian Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in native and indigenous studies, with faculty engagement from across campus. Our faculty also hold appointments in Anthropology, Art History, Education, Ethnic Studies, Gender … Read more

Native Bruin: Past, Present, & Future – Arlene Bowman (Diné)

Arlene Bowman

Bruin Highlight: Past, Present & Future This May 2024 we are highlighting Native Bruin, Arlene Bowman (Diné), class of 1986, MA in Film & Television. Arlene Bowman discovered her passion for art at a young age, drawing faces and bodies in elementary school before transitioning to still photography at fourteen. She earned her Bachelor of … Read more

AISC Supports Free Speech and Non-Violent Protest

Chokma AISC inkana, I write to express our collective concern regarding the events of recent days on the UCLA campus. The AISC came about, in large part, because of student activism and protest. We stand committed to free speech and the right for our students to exercise non-violent political protest, safely and without fear of … Read more

Native Bruin: Past, Present, & Future – Makela Yepez (Pomo)

Makela Yepez (Pomo)

Bruin Highlight: Past, Present & Future This April 2024 we are highlighting Native Bruin, Makela Yepez (Pomo), class of 2021 Makela Yepez, a member of the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians located in rural Northern California, aspired of becoming an artist in Los Angeles from a young age. Upon gaining acceptance to the UCLA School … Read more

The Arianna & Hannah Yellowthunder Scholarship for 2024-25 Academic Year

The Arianna & Hannah Yellowthunder Scholarship for 2024-25 Academic Year Eligible Students: Must be a UCLA student during the 2024-25 academic year Student must be an American Indian Studies Major, Minor or a Master’s degree student Or student must have proof of American Indian ancestry/lineal descent Undergraduate students must have 90 units or more during … Read more

LA Times: UCLA doubles down on ethnic studies expansion amid fraught national politics

By Teresa Watanabe | Staff Writer  Feb. 5, 2024 6 AM PT More than five decades ago, Morgan Chu was taught a version of American history that all but ignored the experiences of Asian Americans like him. Chu, an attorney who grew up in New York and moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, never … Read more

UCLA Newsroom: Alumni Helen and Morgan Chu pledge $10 million to benefit UCLA Institute of American Cultures

Ben Stephens | February 5, 2024 Key takeaways Longtime donors to UCLA, the Chus participated in student-led protests in the 1960s that brought about the creation of UCLA’s ethnic studies centers. Their latest gift is intended to create four endowed chairs and provide wider support for the work of the UCLA Institute of American Cultures. … Read more

Native Bruin: Past, Present & Future – Avory Wyatt

Bruin Highlight: Avory Wyatt

This January 2024 we are highlighting Native Bruin Avory Wyatt (Wašiw & Nümu) class of 2023. Avory Wyatt is Wašiw (Washo) and Numu (Northern Paiute) and a member of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. Before entering higher education, Avory grew up on the Hungry Valley Reservation which is located about thirty minutes outside of Reno, Nevada. … Read more

Native Bruin: Pat, Present & Emerging -David Montoya

David Montoya

This December we are highlighting Native Bruin David Montoya (Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo), Class of 2009 – Juris Doctorate, Masters American Indian Studies.  David Montoya is an enrolled member of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo and has been serving Indian Country as an attorney and consultant for over 10 years. David graduated from UCLA School of Law’s … Read more

Tenure‐Track Assistant Professor in the Conservation of Native American/ Pacific Islander Cultural Heritage

Apply Now: Job #JPF08917 UCLA GETTY CONSERVATION PROGRAM, AMERICAN-INDIAN STUDIES, ANTHROPOLOGY, ASIAN-AMERICAN DEPARTMENT, DEPARTMENT OF CHICANA/O STUDIES, DEPARTMENT OF GENDER STUDIES, GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, SOCIOLOGY / L&S Social Sciences / UCLA Position overview Position title: Assistant Professor Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. … Read more