Research Grants (CLOSED for 2018 Calendar Year-no longer accepting applications)

Travel Grants (CLOSED to be opened for 2018 in the new year)

Public Events Curatorial Grants (CLOSED to be opened for 2018 in the new year)

Academic Year 2017-2018 Grant Awardees

Faculty Research Projects

Sora Han
UC Irvine
Whither the “Badges and Incidents of Slavery?”: Reading the 13th Amendment Against its Critics

Jessica Millward
UC Irvine
Broken Black Bodies: African American Women and Intimate Violence in the 19th century South

Leigh Raiford
UC Berkeley
Collecting, Cataloguing, Curating: The Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver Family Library

Stephen Small
UC Berkeley
Museum Exhibits in Denmark: Images and discourses of colonialism and imperialism in a peripheral colonial nation

Graduate Students Research Projects

Jennifer Blaylock
UC Berkeley
Spectacularly Mobile: A Transnational History of New Media in Ghana

Martin Boston
UC San Diego
The Role of Mobility and Popular Culture in U.S. and South African Anti-Racist Spatial Struggle, 1948-1994

Katherine Cosby
UC Irvine
Afro-descendant Women’s Political Actions Early-Twentieth Century Brazil

Wade Dean
UC Los Angeles
Shoutin’ the People: Soul – Storying, Expressive Culture and the Black Public Sphere

Kiran Garcha
UC Santa Cruz
Bringing the Vanguard Home: The Role of Children, Home, and Family in the Black Panther Party

Amani Morrison
UC Berkeley
Domestic Architecture and Spatial Performance in Great Migration Chicago

Vineeta Singh
UC San Diego
From Hawai’i to Hampton: the Imbrication of Anti-Blackness and Settler Colonialism in American Higher Education

Academic Year 2016-2017 Grant Awardees

Faculty Research Projects

William Bridges IV
UC Irvine
Playing in the Shadows: Fictions of Race and Blackness in Postwar Japanese Literature

Ashon Crawley
UC Riverside
To Be Made an Instrument of Feeling: The Hammond B-3 and the Black Church

Rachel Jean-Baptiste
UC Davis
We Will Remain Métis: Miscegenation, MultiracialIdentity, and Citizenship in Twentieth Century Francophone Africa

Terrence Keel
UC Santa Barbara
Black Scientists in the Age of Eugenics

Roshanak Kheshti
UC San Diego
“We See With the Skin”:  Zora Neale Hurston’s Synesthetic Hermeneutics

Laurie Lambert
UC Davis
Surviving Empire: Postcolonial Revolution and Trauma in the Caribbean

Ellen Scott
UC Los Angeles
Cinema’s Peculiar Institution

Damien Sojoyner
UC Irvine
Forced Migration: The Deleterious Impacts of Public Education and Incarceration upon Black Families in Los Angeles, CA

Graduate Student Research Projects

Hossein Ayazi
UC Berkeley
Future Farmers of America: The Agrarian Life of Race and U.S. Colonialism, 1928–Present

Kai Cheang
UC Riverside
The Black Asia/ America: Radical Revolutions and Political Coalition in Afro-Asian Solidarities, 1936-Present

Sandra Harvey
UC Santa Cruz
Passing For Free, Passing For Sovereign

Genesis Lara
UC Davis
Re-Defining Freedom in the Dominican Republic

Laura Moore
UC Santa Barbara
Tracing the Roots of Black Consumer Activism, 1862-1915

Tara Pixley
UC San Diego
Making Pictures: Profession, Process & Race in the Documentary Image

Nicole Ramsey
UC Berkeley
Unpacking Blackness: Cultural Exchange and Identity Formations in Afro-Costa Rica

SA Smythe
UC Santa Cruz
Where Blackness Meets the Sea: Postcolonial Italian Borderscapes

Bianca Suarez
UC Berkeley
The Rise of Educational Consciousness: The Racial and Class Politics of Educational Disenfranchisement and the Detroit Public Schools, 1943-1977

Delio Vasquez
UC Santa Cruz
The Ideological Politics of Criminal Resistance

2015-2016 Grant Awardees

Faculty Research Projects

Bridget R. Cooks
UC Irvine
A Dream Deferred: The Art of the Civil Rights Movement and the Limits of Liberalism

Kelly Gates
UC San Diego
Erasing Black Bodies: The Absence of Data on Police Killings in the U.S.

Nigel Hatton
UC Merced
African-American Women’s Activism and Ending the Problem of Homicide

Ula Y. Taylor
UC Berkeley
Making a New Woman: Women and the Nation of Islam

Bryan Wagner
Elena Schneider
UC Berkeley
Vincent Brown (Harvard)
The 1795 Louisiana Slave Conspiracy (Digital Repository); The Story of BrasCoupé (Critical Edition); Maroons and World History (Essay Collection)


Graduate Student Research Projects

Jarvis R. Givens
UC Berkeley
Culture, Curriculum, and Consciousness: Resurrecting the Educational Praxis of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, 1875-1950

Sophia Sapp Moore
UC Davis
Another world is possible: Agroecological relations, peasant politics, and remaking rural development in central Haiti

Ana Karina de Morais
UC Santa Cruz
Postcards from Africa: Ethnological Cartographies of Empire

Mychal Matsemela-Ali Odom
UC San Diego
From Southern California to Southern Africa: African Liberation and Postwar California

Jas Riley
UC Riverside
A Drinking Gourd: The Katrina Lexicon and Liberation

Melissa Whitley
UC Los Angeles
Black Women Fighting Subprime Foreclosure:  The Gendered Anti-Blackness of Neoliberal Financialization in Baltimore

Anndretta Lyle Wilson
UC Los Angeles
My Soul: Labor, Pleasure, and Possession in Transnational Black Musical Performance