A message from Michelle Samura, Graduate Coordinator of the University of California Center for New Racial Studies:
I am the Academic Coordinator for the University of California Center for New Racial Studies (UCCNRS), a Multi-Campus Research Program supported by the University of California (UC) Office of the President and based on all ten campuses of the system.
UCCNRS is developing a consortium of researchers, scholars, and campus officials that examines issues and questions about race within the UC system. We anticipate efforts from the UC & Race Project will help create a new framework for examining, articulating, and addressing how the UC operates as a racial institution. Furthermore, we envision these efforts will contribute to larger collective efforts of UCCNRS to help reframe discussions nationally on racial issues. For more information about UCCNRS, please consult our website at:http://www.uccnrs.ucsb.edu
As part of an inquiry phase of the UC & Race Project, I am working with a team of graduate students to identify and connect with faculty and graduate students who are engaged in (or who may be interested in) research on race-oriented topics within the context of the UC system. Information gathered through this inquiry will help shape the framework for an ongoing research agenda on the theme of race and higher education within California. An executive summary of the range of race-oriented research taking place across UC campuses also will be made available to you and other researchers interested in collaboration.
We would like to know more about your work and explore possibilities for collaboration. If you are willing to participate in a brief survey and/or are interested in being part of a UCCNRS graduate student network, please e-mail me at:firstname.lastname@example.org