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
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Degrees

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

Awards

Harriet Tubman Book Prize, Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 2016 

Finalist, Fredrick Douglass Book Prize, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University, 2016 

UC President’s Faculty Fellowships in the Humanities, 2012 

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012

UCLA Hellman Fellowship, Spring 2011 

UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Los Angeles, July 2007

Selected Publications

Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844, University of North Carolina Press, 2015

“The Repeating Rebellion: Slave Resistance and Political Consciousness in Nineteenth-Century Cuba, 1812-1844, in Breaking the Chains, Making the Nation: The Black Cuban Fight for Freedom and Equality,  (under review).

“‘What Looks like Revolution’: Women and the Gendered Terrain of Slave Insurgencies in Cuba,

1843-44,” Journal of Women’s History, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Spring 2014).

With Piya Chatterjee, “Rethinking Bondage,” produced for the UCHRI Group “Working at Living: The Social Relations of Precarity,” e-scholarship, University of California, July 2013.  http://escholarship.org/uc/ucsbfeministstudies_wal

“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.

Review of Teresa Prados-Torreira’s Mambisas: Rebel Women in Nineteenth-Century Cuba, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. Vol. 7, No. 3 (2006).

Current Courses by Term

2018 Fall Quarter

Directed Research or Senior Project in Afro-American Studies

Survey of Afro-American Research

Power

Honors Research in Gender Studies

2019 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2018 Fall Quarter

Survey of Afro-American Research

Power

2018 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2018 Winter Quarter

Power

2017 Fall Quarter

Survey of Afro-American Research

2017 Spring Quarter

Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

2017 Winter Quarter

Subfields in Gender Studies

2016 Fall Quarter

Survey of Afro-American Research

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

AF AMER 270A
Survey of Afro-American Research

2018 Fall Quarter

2017 Fall Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

GENDER 102
Power

2018 Fall Quarter

2018 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

AF AMER 241
Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2018 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

GENDER 187
Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

2017 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

GENDER 205
Subfields in Gender Studies

2017 Winter Quarter

GENDER 285
Special Topics in Gender Studies

2014 Spring Quarter

AFRO-AM 241
Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

2014 Spring Quarter

GENDER 187
Senior Research Seminar: Women's 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 185
Special Topics in Women's Studies

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

WOM STD 285
Special Topics in Women's Studies

2010 Winter Quarter