Phone: 310-825-3303

Email: pvonblum@ucla.edu

Office: 2333 Rolfe Hall

Senior Lecturer, Department of African American Studies and Department of Communication

Paul Von Blum is Senior Lecturer in African American Studies and Communication Studies at UCLA. His most recent books are:

Creative Souls: African American Artists in Greater Los Angeles, The New World African Press, 2018

Civil Rights For Beginners, For Beginners, LLC, 2016

Paul Robeson For Beginners, For Beginners, LLC, (Distributor: Random House), 2013

Racism and the Law, Cognella, 2012; second edition, 2017

J.D. University of California, Berkeley. 1967

B.A. San Diego State University (Political Science). 1964

  • Racism and the Law, Cognella, 2012
  • A Life at the Margins: Keeping the Political Vision, The New World African Press, 2011
  • Resistance, Dignity, and Pride: African American Artists in Los Angeles, Ralph Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA, 2004
  • Other Visions, Other Voices: Women Political Artists in Greater Los Angeles, University Press of America, 1995
  • Foundations of Freedom, Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1991 (with John Rhodehamel and Stephen Rohde; textbook on U.S. history with a focus on the development and meaning of the Bill of Rights)
  • Stillborn Education: A Critique of the American Research University, University Press of America, 1986 (Chapter 6, “Student Complicity in Educational Mediocrity,” reprinted in Beyond the Conventions: Studies in Prose Writing, Jeanne Gunner, Harper and Row, 1989)
  • The Critical Vision: A History of Social and Political Art in the United States, South End Press, 1982 (Chapter 1, “Introduction,” reprinted as “The Critical Vision” in Peace Review, 5-2 (1993)
  • Audrey Preissler: An American Humanist Artist of Today, Helikon, 1981 The Art of Social Conscience, Universe Books, 1976
  • UCLA Academic Advancement Program, Faculty Recognition Award, 2012
  • Eugen Weber Honors Collegium Teaching Award, UCLA
  • 2008 UCLA Academic Advancement Program, Faculty Recognition Award, 2007
  • Faculty Excellence Award, UCLA Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society (2006)
  • Professor of the Year, 2000/2001, conferred by the M.A. graduating class, African American Studies, UCLA
  • Faculty Excellence Award, UCLA Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society, (1997)
  • Outstanding Professor Award, School of Social Sciences, 1993/94, conferred by the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine, and the University of California, Irvine, Alumni Association (1994)
  • Most Outstanding Professor Award, School of Social Sciences, 1992/1993, conferred by the Senior Class of the University of California, Irvine (1993)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award from the Academic Senate, UCLA (1986)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award from the Associated Students, University of California, Berkeley (1976)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award from the Academic Senate, University of California, Berkeley (1974)