Darnell Hunt

Hunt, dean of the division of social sciences in the UCLA College and a professor of sociology, is an expert on race relations, racial conflict, diversity, and media coverage of race and ethnic groups in America.

Kimberlé Crenshaw

Crenshaw, distinguished professor of law and a scholar of civil rights and constitutional law, is an expert on race and the law, structural racism and discrimination based on race, gender and class. Crenshaw coined the term “intersectionality” to describe how race, class, gender, and other individual characteristics “intersect” with one another and overlap.

Brenda Stevenson

Stevenson is a professor of history and an expert on African American history. Her research has focused on broad spectrum of topics, from slavery in the American South to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Robin Kelley

Kelley is a distinguished professor of history and an authority on the history of African American intellectuals and musicians, the Black working class, the African diaspora, and constructions of race.

Tyrone Howard

Howard, a professor of education and director of the Black Male Institute at UCLA, is an expert on the influence of racial and cultural differences on teaching and learning, and racial achievement gaps, particularly in urban schools, and how these differences affect the way teachers and students interact.

Vickie Mays

Mays is a professor of psychology; director of the UCLA Center for Research, Education, Training and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities; and a professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is an authority on the mental and physical health disparities affecting racial and ethnic minority populations, particularly African Americans.

Isaac Bryan

Bryan is director of public policy at the UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and the founding executive director of the center’s Black Policy Project, which focuses on producing community-driven research that helps spur policy change. His research focuses on issues of racial, economic and social justice.

Bryonn Bain

Bain, an associate professor of African American studies and world arts and cultures/dance, uses the arts and activism to build movements for justice, criminal justice reform, prison education and abolition. He is the founding director of the UCLA Prison Education Program.

Kelly Lytle Hernández

Lytle Hernández, a professor of history and director of the UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, is an authority on race, police and prison systems in Los Angeles, the American West and the U.S.–Mexico borderlands.

 

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