Faculty

Aisha Finch


Associate Professor, Gender Studies and African American Studies


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Contact Information

Email    akfinch@ucla.edu
Office  2210 Rolfe Hall
Phone  

Degrees

Ph.D. in History, New York University 2007
M.A. in History, New York University 2003
B.A. in English and Afro-American Studies, Brown University, 1998

Awards

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012    
University of California President’s Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities, 2012
UCLA Hellman Fellowship, 2011
UCLA Institute of American Cultures Research Grant in Ethnic Studies, 2010
UCLA Faculty Senate Research Grant, 2010
UCLA International Institute Faculty Research Award, 2010
University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007

Selected Publications

Insurgency Interrupted: Cuban Slaves and the Resistance Movements of 1843-1844, book manuscript in progress

“‘What Looks like Revolution’: Women and the Gendered Terrain of Slave Insurgencies in Cuba, 1843-44,” forthcoming article

“Black Domestics and the Bending of Time: Black Female Embodiment 
and Neo-Mammy Nostalgia in The Help,” article in progress

“Scandalous Scarcities: Black Slave Women, Plantation Domesticity, and Travel Writing in Nineteenth-Century Cuba,” Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol. 23, No. 1 (March 2010): 101-143

“Slavery,” Encyclopedia of Latino and Latina History, D. H. Figueredo, ed., New York: Facts on File, forthcoming 2012.

 

Current Courses by Term

2017 Winter Quarter

Subfields in Gender Studies

2017 Spring Quarter

Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

Previous Courses by Term

2015 Spring Quarter

Power

2015 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

2014 Fall Quarter

Survey of Afro-American Research

2014 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

Special Topics in Gender Studies

2013 Fall Quarter

Survey of Afro-American Research

Power

2012 Winter Quarter

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2011 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars: Afro-American Studies

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2011 Winter Quarter

Survey of Afro-American Research

Feminist Theories in the Humanities

2010 Fall Quarter

Doctoral Roundtable

2010 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars: Afro-American Studies

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

Special Topics in Women's Studies

2009 Fall Quarter

Survey of Afro-American Research

Doctoral Roundtable

2009 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars: Afro-American Studies

Special Topics in Women's Studies

Previous Courses by Course

GENDER 102
Power

2015 Spring Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

GENDER 187
Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

2015 Winter Quarter

AF AMER 241
Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2015 Winter Quarter

AF AMER 270A
Survey of Afro-American Research

2014 Fall Quarter

AFRO-AM 241
Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2014 Spring Quarter

GENDER 187
Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2014 Spring Quarter

GENDER 285
Special Topics in Gender Studies

2014 Spring Quarter

AFRO-AM 270A
Survey of Afro-American Research

2013 Fall Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

WOM STD 102
Power

2012 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 187
Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2012 Winter Quarter

AFRO-AM C191
Variable Topics Research Seminars: Afro-American Studies

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

AFRO-AM C291
Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 110B
Feminist Theories in the Humanities

2011 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 296
Doctoral Roundtable

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

WOM STD 285
Special Topics in Women's Studies

2010 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 185
Special Topics in Women's Studies

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter