The Department of Black Studies is rooted in the Black Radical Tradition and recognizes the need to combat global antiblackness and intersectional injustice. 

Recent News

The Department of Black Studies presents - "Resistir Para Existir: Black LGBT Art and Activism in the Americas" || May 15th - May 17th @ UCSB ||

Black Studies Colloquium Series presents: "Theorizing Black Inches: Reading the Homo-Thug in Thug Pornography" - A lecture by Mark Lockwood, Dissertation Scholar

Black Studies Colloquium Series: "Exploring the Transformative Power of Studying Black Life" - Waverly Duck, Professor and North Hall Chair of Sociology || 4/29, 10:30am-12:00pm ||

March 7, 2024: Department of Black Studies + Students for Justice in Palestine + Academics for Justice in Palestine!!! 

STATEMENT ON THE CLOSURE OF THE MULTICULTURAL CENTER - 3.2.24