[Daily Bruin] UCLA-hosted conference spotlights Indigenous ecology, ephemeral architecture

UCLA community members are joining scholars across the country to help highlight Indigenous architectural knowledge throughout the American continent in an annual program. The Forgotten Canopy – a series of conferences under The Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies’ Core Program – held its first summit from Nov. 4 through Nov. 5 at the William … Read more

14th Annual Emerging Research Speaker Series, Dr. Shannon Speed (Chickasaw)

Please join UCLA Staff Assembly as we host the 14th Annual Emerging Research Speaker Series. We are honored to have Dr. Shannon Speed (Chickasaw) present her talk on Chickasaw Spring: Resurgent Sovereignty of a Native Nation. Over the last 50 years, the Chickasaw Nation has undergone a remarkable resurgence of tribal sovereignty. Once suppressed almost … Read more

The Forgotten Canopy: Ecology, Ephemeral Architecture, and Imperialism in the Caribbean, South American, and Transatlantic Worlds Conference 3: Imperialism

Stella Nair, associate professor of art history and core faculty member of the Cotsen Institute, is co-organizer of “The Forgotten Canopy: Ecology, Ephemeral Architecture, and Imperialism in the Circum-Caribbean and Trans-Atlantic World,” together with Paul Niell of Florida State University. This project comprises three conferences at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, which is affiliated with UCLA, … Read more

The Forgotten Canopy: Ecology, Ephemeral Architecture, and Imperialism in the Caribbean, South American, and Transatlantic Worlds Conference 2: Ephemeral Architecture

Stella Nair, associate professor of art history and core faculty member of the Cotsen Institute, is co-organizer of “The Forgotten Canopy: Ecology, Ephemeral Architecture, and Imperialism in the Circum-Caribbean and Trans-Atlantic World,” together with Paul Niell of Florida State University. This project comprises three conferences at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, which is affiliated with UCLA, … Read more

Appointment of Darnell M. Hunt as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

From the Office of the Chancellor:   Dear Bruin Community: I am delighted to announce that Darnell M. Hunt — currently dean of UCLA’s Division of Social Sciences and professor of sociology and African American studies — will be our next executive vice chancellor and provost (EVCP). A longtime campus leader widely respected for his … Read more

Appointment of Professors Angela R. Riley and Shannon Speed as Special Advisors to the Chancellor on Native American and Indigenous Affairs

From the Office of the Chancellor Dear Bruin Community: I am delighted to announce the joint appointment of Professor of Law Angela R. Riley and Professor of Gender Studies and Anthropology Shannon Speed as UCLA’s special advisors to the chancellor on Native American and Indigenous affairs. These two outstanding scholars and leaders will build on … Read more

[Los Angeles Times] Carceral architecture is everywhere in L.A. What could the city look like without it?

Christoper Soto, Assistant Director of Development for the Institute of American Cultures, gives an interview on his debut collection, “Diaries of a Terrorist” with the LA Times! By André Naffis-Sahely Christopher Soto is the living embodiment of the best poetry being written in Los Angeles right now: queer, punk, pro-migrant, irrepressibly rousing and political, with … Read more

Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Votes to Dedicate $10 Million to Native and Indigenous Student Education

Los Angeles, Calif. (June 23, 2021) — The Indigenous Education Now Coalition (IEN), comprised of students, parents, community members, Tribes, and Native organizations, is proud to announce that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education unanimously voted on Tuesday, June 22, to dedicate $10 million to support Indigenous Student Achievement that will … Read more

Re-Appointment of American Indian Studies Center Director Shannon Speed

To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Faculty, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts   Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Professor Shannon Speed to a second term as the Director of the American Indian Studies Center (AISC), effective July 1, 2021. The recent administrative review noted: “Dr. Shannon Speed has sustained … Read more