Please join the Department of Black Studies and our co-sponsors in honoring Jeffrey Stewart, Professor of Black Studies, for winning the 2018 National Book Award in the nonfiction category for his beautifully written prose in The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (Oxford University Press, 2017).

The celebration will be held on Monday, January 14th at the Multicultural Center (5:00pm-7:00pm). 

Father Luis Olivares is a roadmap for the revitalization of the sanctuary movement, said Garcia. He considers the book to be part of his academic contribution to today’s threat against democracy. “[The book] reinforced my own commitment to social justice and standing up in support of people who are being dehumanized,” said Garcia. He hopes his book helps and inspires others to get involved.

During the 2018-19 Academic Year, the Department of Chicana/o Studies will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of El Plan de Santa Barbara with a series of events. We invite the campus and community to join us all year long at colloquia, CHST Reads discussions and our two-day conference in the Winter Quarter. 
Save the Date: February 22nd & 23rd

A study of modern hunter-gatherer groups found that they exhibit generally excellent metabolic health while consuming a wide range of diets.

It’s a scenario that plays out in Western democracies all the time: A business proposes a construction project in an area that could be environmentally sensitive. The government then gathers facts from independent experts to help gauge the project’s potential impacts.

Many of the migrants are seeking asylum, and almost all have been displaced from their communities —facts that two UC Santa Barbara social scientists argue have been omitted from the ongoing news coverage.

Helios Interactive Technologies co-founder Michael Schaiman BA '98 kicks off Silicon Valley Gaucho Networking Night with a talk at the University Club of Palo Alto on December 4, 2018

A new book co-authored by a UC Santa Barbara scholar suggests it’s not that simple. In “Innovation in China” (Polity Press, 2018) Richard Appelbaum, a professor emeritus of global studies and of sociology, and his co-authors argue that China’s top-down approach is both an impediment and a catalyst to the country’s goal of becoming the world’s dominant actor in science and technology.

Professor Mario García’s biography of Father Luis Olivares illuminates the birth of the sanctuary movement in Los Angeles, and is the subject of an upcoming talk at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. Thursday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. in the McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB


The Division of Social Sciences is excited to announce the lecture by Social Science Research Council (SSRC) President Alondra Nelson, who will inaugurate the Dean's Social Science lecture series.

  1. November 13, 2018 - 3:30pm

Feminist Futures Presents: Finding Feminism Millenial Activists and the Unfinished Gender Revolution, a lecture by Alison Dahl Crossley.

  1. November 6, 2018 - 2:00pm