Media Guide to UCLA Experts

Darnell Hunt

Professor / Sociology

Area of Expertise: race, popular culture, race relations, entertainment industry, diversity

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Darnell Hunt, director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and a professor of sociology, is an expert on media coverage of race and ethnic groups in America, race relations, and diversity and racial conflict. Hunt, along with Bunche Center assistant director Ana-Christina Ramón, co-authors the center’s reports on diversity in Hollywood.

Hunt has researched and published articles and reports exploring the representation of African Americans, Latinos, Asians and Native Americans in prime time television and in the entertainment industry, media coverage of the Los Angeles riots in 1992 and the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

Media Contacts

Jessica Wolf, 310-825-1046

UCLA Office of Media Relations, 310-825-2585