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2018-2019 schedule announced

November 2, 2018

Open House: January 14, 2019

Center for Black Studies Research
Please come and explore the Center for Black Studies at our Open House! We will announce the winners of the Wall Art Competition and unveil the new art.
Light refreshments will be provided.
 

Research & Scholarship Series: “Reading, Writing, Speaking & Reflecting"

I.            "Write on Site: Wednesday Weekly" - Winter 2019

Who this is for: Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Days: Every Wednesday starting February 6
Time: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Facilitated by Dr. Funlayo Wood
Join fellow scholars to write in community. Bring your research papers, articles, chapters, etc., to write. Also bring a snack for yourself, if you like.

II.         Reading and Discussion Group: “Researching the Black Experience: Scholarship & Practice” - Fall 2018, Winter 2019, and Spring 2019

Facilitated by Chris McAuley
Who this is for: Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates

Readings:

Fall 2018
White Rage, by Carol Anderson (2016)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
5–7 p.m.
Winter 2019
Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life, by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields (2012)
Dates and times will be announced early Winter quarter
Spring 2019
Critique of Black Reason, by Achille Mbembe, translated by Laurent Dubois (2013)
Dates and times will be announced early Spring quarter

III.             Brown Bag Lunch Sessions - Winter 2019

Who this is for: Undergraduate & Graduate Students (Faculty always invited)
12:00-1 p.m.

1.      “Research Computing in Social Sciences, Arts, & Humanities”
Sharon Solis, Center for Scientific Computing
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

2.      “Research in Higher Education: What Does It All Mean?”
Dr. Tettegah & Dr. Wood, CBSR
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

3.      “What Is Research?”
Dr. Wood, CBSR
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

4.      “Choosing and Refining Your Research”
Dr. Wood, CBSR
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

5.      “Research Methods”
Dr. Wood, CBSR
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

IV.        First Friday Research Forums - Winter and Spring 2019

Come & Present Your Work!
Who this is for: Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Read and Review: Present your research and get feedback from colleagues across disciplines
February 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
 

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New Annual Report now available

October 18, 2018

The CBSR's Annual Report for 2017–2018 is now available for viewing. Check it out to see what we've been up to for the past year!

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Now recruiting for CBSR Postdoctoral Fellow!

April 24, 2018

The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on research related to Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, social movements, engaged scholarship, or urban studies. 25% of the fellowship is devoted to developing the Center's programs and mentoring undergraduate research. The fellowship will provide salary based on the candidate's qualifications. Research and travel allowance, and health insurance will be provided. 12-month position to begin August 2018, with possibility of 2nd year, upon evaluation. The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.

Basic qualifications:

The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. except the dissertation (ABD status) in Black Studies or a related field, at the time of application. Ph.D. conferral must be expected by July 2018.

Additional qualifications:

Ph.D. conferral by July 31, 2018
Research in at least one area specializing in Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, social movements, engaged scholarship, or urban studies.

Preferred qualifications:

Experience with student research mentoring, engaged scholarship, or public scholarship.

Application process:

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research interests and experiences with engaged scholarship, public scholarship, and student research mentorship; CV; an article-length writing sample or dissertation chapter; and three letters of reference (submitted by letter writers) to Professor Nadege Clitandre, Search Committee Chair, via online site https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01242

Submit a completed application by 5/15/2018 for primary consideration.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.
 

Postdoctoral Fellowship. Apply now!

CBSR Small-Grant Program

March 14, 2018

The Center for Black Studies Research is pleased to announce the call for its Small Grant Programs for Faculty and Scholars and for Graduate Students to enrich the quality of interdisciplinary research in Black studies, Afro-diasporic studies, and/or racial comparative scholarship in Black studies.

Grants of up to $1,500 are available for research to be conducted in the 2018–2019 academic year. Proposals must be submitted by Monday, April 16, 2018.

For more information and to apply, view the calls for proposals.

CBSR Small-grant program

Events

Nov
28

Reading and Discussion: "White Rage"

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 UCSB Center for Black Studies Research, 4603 South Hall
book cover of White Rage
Nov
2

CBSR Meet & Greet, featuring Kumi Rauf

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 UCSB Center for Black Studies Reseach, 4603 South Hall
photo of Kumi Rauf
May
18

Retirement Celebration for Claudine Michel

Friday, May 18, 2018 UCSB Student Resource Building, MultiPurpose Room
Quilt featuring the face of Claudine Michel with a rainbow background
May
17

“Riding with Death”: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Thursday, May 17, 2018 UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater
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