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History Matters

The UCLA Department of History believes that history is more than the study of the past. It is also an indispensable tool for understanding the present. The Department is committed to bringing historical knowledge into conversation with issues of contemporary relevance and import through public programs and opinion writing. We are also pleased and proud to support the National Center for History in the Schools.

National Center for History in the Schools (NCHS)

Faculty Projects

Faculty Video Commentary on Contemporary Events

Robin Derby - Black in the Dominican Republic: Denying Blackness

Ivan Berend - Recent European Parliamentary Elections

Ellen DuBois - New Video Commentary on Women’s History and the 2012 Election

Brenda Stevenson - A Perspective on the Death of Rodney King

Ivan Berend - An Insight and Explanation of the European Economic Crisis

Scot Brown - Manning Marable on Malcolm X

Sanjay Subrahmanyam - The Politics of Cricket

Ellen Dubois - Assesses Geraldine Ferraro

Eric Avila - Demographic Reconquest of California: Historical Perspective on Demographic Shifts in the State

Faculty Opinions

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Cross-Field Clusters

Alongside our existing 12 sub-fields, the History Department supports a number of cross-field clusters.  The clusters are intended to attract students and faculty to important themes and current in the historical discipline.  The clusters will offer new courses, sponsor outside speakers, and convene Department-based workshops and seminars.

Atlantic Emphasis

History of Women, Men & Sexuality Emphasis

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New Books by Faculty

Robin Kelley has published a new book, "The Other Special Relationship: Race, Rights and Riots in Britain and the United States," (New York: Palgrave, 2015)

Sanjay Subrahmanyam has published a new book, "Leçons Indiennes: Itinéraires d'un historien, Delhi, Lisbonne, Paris, Los Angeles," (Paris: Alma, 2015)

Eric Avila has published a new book, "The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City," (University of Minnesota Press, 2014)

Juan Gómez-Quiñones has published a new book, "Making Aztlán: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977," (University of New Mexico Press, 2014)

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