Spring 2022

Black Death & The U.S. Medical Examiners and Coroners’ System – A Lecture by Dr. Terence Keel

April 21, 2022 at 6:30p in Broyhill Auditorium

Dr. Terence Keel is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles where he holds a split appointment in the Department of African American Studies and the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics in the Division of Life Sciences. Dr. Keel is the Founding Director of the Lab for Biocritical Studies and also serves as the Associate Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. Additionally, Dr. Keel is the Advisor for Structural Competency and Innovation for the UCLA Simulation Center at the David Geffen School of Medicine and also serves as Associate Director in the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Women & the Race Gap in American Politics: A Presentation by Dr. Lorrie Frasure

Co-hosted with the Race, Inequality, and Policy Initiative
April 13, 2022 at 4:00p in ZSR Auditorium

Dr. Lorrie Frasure is Vice-Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science with a joint appointment in the Department of African American Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles. She also served as Acting Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA in 2020-21. Dr. Frasure’s research and teaching examine racial/ethnic political behavior, African American politics, women and politics, immigrant political incorporation, and state and local politics. She is the first African American female and the first woman of color to earn tenure and promotion in the Political Science Department at UCLA. Her first book, Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Suburbs (Cambridge University Press) is the 2016 winner of several national book awards. Since 2008, she has served as co-Principal Investigator of the Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey (CMPS), a national, multiracial/ethnic, multilingual post-election study of socio-political behavior and public policy preferences in the United States. Professor Frasure’s research projects and initiatives have received grant support from numerous funders including, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Ford Foundation, the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the UC-Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Initiative.