Black Studies professor Jeffrey Stewart has won many accolades for his book The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke 

including the Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the National Book Award!

The Department of Black Studies is located on the third floor of South Hall, room 3631.

Black Studies Majors and Minors can choose to specialize in Cultural Studies, Social Justice Studies, or Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Black Studies at UCSB is rooted in student activism,

as student protests in 1968 led then Chancellor Vernon Cheadle to create the Department of Black Studies.

The Department of Black Studies is rooted in a history of the Black Radical Tradition

and we are building a future in studies of Race and Place, and Gender and Sexuality.

All Black Studies majors complete a senior thesis and students have the opportunity to graduate with Honors in Black Studies.