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GAYE'S CV

University of California at Los Angeles

Associate Professor, Department of Chicana, Chicano, and Central American Studies

Affiliate, Department of African American Studies

Anacapa Consulting Group

Co-Founder and Partner, 2021- Present

• Provide Executive Coaching for Senior Leaders, Athletic Directors, Faculty,  Coaches, Youth Sports Clubs and Boards in Higher Education and Secondary Schools.
• Consult with Senior Leaders, Athletic Directors, Faculty, Coaches, Youth Sports Clubs and Boards in Higher Education and Secondary Schools with a focus on performance, cultural competency, and human sustainability to reimagine their organization, programs, hiring, staffing, and retention to align with their current demographics and institutional mission.
• Execute Professional Development around cultural competency, organizational performance, and human sustainability.

• Support leadership teams in developing DEI plans for their institution.

• Life Coaching for pre-professionals, such as college students and early career professionals

Areas of interest and expertise          

Cultural Politics, Theory, and Expression | Black and Chicanx Radical History and Culture | Spatial Theory and Spatial Resistance | Political Economy | US History 1800-Present |Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Practice


Publications - Books and Edited Volumes                                                 

In Progress - Johnson, Gaye Theresa, These Walls Will Fall: Redefining Freedom in the 21st Century (Under Contract with University of North Carolina Press)


In Progress - Johnson, Gaye Theresa, Mondragon, Rudy, and Leonard, David J. (eds)  Rings of Dissent: Boxing and the Performance of Rebellion (Under Preliminary Contract, Raleigh-Durham: University of North Carolina Press).


2017 - Johnson, Gaye Theresa and Lubin, Alexander (eds).  The Futures of Black Radicalism (New York: Verso Press). - Second Edition 2020 (U.S.) - Third Edition 2021 (Translated into German, acquired by Zambon Press)

           

2013 - Johnson, Gaye Theresa.  Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity:  Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles (Berkeley: University of California Press).


2013 - Co-Editor, Black California Dreamin’: Social Vision and the Crisis of California’s African American Communities.  (Special Issue of the Journal of the Center for Black Studies Research).



Recent Administrative Appointments                                                                

2021-Present    

Associate Director, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA


2020-2021        

Chair, Faculty Advisory Committee, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA


2017-2020        

Vice-Chair, Department of African American Studies, UCLA



Fellowships, Grants, and Residencies (selected List)                      

2020-2021 - UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars. $10K


2019-2021 - Mellon Sawyer Seminar Grant, co-Principle Investigator with Ananya Roy (PI), Leisy Ábrego, and Maite Zubuairre.  “Sanctuary Spaces: Reworlding Humanism” $225K. 


2019-2021 - Social Justice Research Group, with David Yoo and Lorrie Frasure. Research Projects on Designing Ethnic Studies Curriculum in Los Angeles and Ventura County Secondary Schools.


2016 - Collège d’études mondiales, Paris.  University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) and the Maison des sciences de l’homme, “Race after the ‘Post-Racial’:  Thinking Through the Proliferation of Racisms” 6 and 7 December.


2014 - PI, University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Engaging Humanities Public Humanities Grant.  “Afro-Mexican and Afro-American Encounters:  Creating a Space of Convivencia in a Hollowed-Out World”

2010 - co-PI (with Clyde Woods and George Lipsitz) Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Faculty Collaborative Research Grant “Black California Dreamin’:  Social Vision and the Crisis of California’s African American Communities.”

2010 - Expert-in-Residence, African Leadership Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa.     2008-2009 - Research Fellow, Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University.

2008-2009 - (with Clyde Woods) Research Grant, University of California Humanities Research Institute. “African American Traditions in California: Establishing a University of California System-wide Network to Address Research, Curricular, Public Policy, and Archival Needs.”


Awards and Honors                                   

2020 - Named a “Master Educator” by Course Hero. An accompanying short Documentary Film Project produced about anti-racist and abolitionist teaching.

2018 - Research Excellence Award, Center for the Study of Women and the Institute of American Cultures, UC Los Angeles (postponed).

2013 - Freedom Now! Award.  Los Angeles Community Action Network

2013 - Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Santa Barbara


Recent Consultancies [Selected List}        

2022 - California State University Channel Islands; Consultation on Curriculum Design for Ethnic Studies Requirement, Consultation on Program in Africana Studies


2022 - California State University Fullerton; Alignment of Departmental Faculty with Mission of Department and School


2020-21 - The Thacher School. History and English Curriculum Redesign. Anti-Racist and Abolitionist Pedagogies


2019-20 - Ventura Unified School District: Creation of Ethnic Studies Course, Professional Development for Teachers, and School Board Consultancy