[UCLA Newsroom] Professor honored for her work with Native American communities

UCLA Newsroom | July 30, 2020 Felicia Schanche Hodge, professor in the UCLA School of Nursing and the Fielding School of Public Health, has been named recipient of the Frank C. Dukepoo Award for her work with Native American communities. Presented by the National Native Research Network and the Indian Health Service, the award recognizes a … Read more

[UCLA Newsroom] Professor Teresa McCarty Elected to the National Academy of Education

By Joanie Harmon | February 14, 2019 UCLA professors of education Teresa McCarty and Sylvia Hurtado have been elected to the National Academy of Education, bringing the number of UCLA education faculty who are academy members to 19. An induction ceremony for new members will take place during the National Academy’s annual meeting in November. “Our departments … Read more

UCLA Newsroom: Professor to lead national organization promoting scholarship about indigenous peoples

By Jessica Wolf | August 07, 2018 Shannon Speed, professor of anthropology and director of UCLA’s American Indian Studies Research Center, has been named president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Speed takes on a three-year leadership role in the professional organization that promotes scholarship and research into indigenous peoples from around the … Read more

UCLA Newsroom: Professor to lead national organization promoting scholarship about indigenous peoples

By Jessica Wolf | August 07, 2018 Shannon Speed, professor of anthropology and director of UCLA’s American Indian Studies Research Center, has been named president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Speed takes on a three-year leadership role in the professional organization that promotes scholarship and research into indigenous peoples from around the … Read more

[UCLA Newsroom] UCLA project reveals ‘invisible’ presence of the Tongva

By Jessica Wolf August 2, 2017 Tongva educator Julia Bogany was interviewed recently by her great-granddaughter Marissa Aranda for a school report. The 11-year-old asked her great-grandmother: “How do you feel to be a Native American woman?” Bogany answered honestly: “I feel invisible.” “That is exactly how I feel,” Marissa replied. This exchange between two … Read more

UCLA Newsroom: CAP UCLA performance to support UCLA American Indian Studies Center

By Jessica Wolf | February 14, 2017 Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA will donate approximately half of the profits from Royce Hall’s Feb. 15 presentation of “Dirtsong” to UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center (AISC). “Dirtsong” features Australian Indigenous music-theater troupe Black Arm Band.  Addressing American Indian issues and supporting Indian communities, AISC … Read more