Achiume Named 2018 Emerging Scholar

20170929 Tendayi AchiumeUCLA School of Law professor E. Tendayi Achiume has been named an Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. She is one of only 15 scholars selected from several hundred nominees across all academic disciplines, including medicine, social sciences and the arts.

Achiume is renowned for her scholarship and legal efforts on issues related to international human rights. In 2017, she became the first woman and first person from southern Africa to be named Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Since 2014, she has been a member of the faculty of UCLA Law, where she is on the core faculty of the Promise Institute for Human Rights, Critical Race Studies program and David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education is a leading publication devoted to covering diversity in higher education. Its profile of Achiume can be found here.

“For the past 17 years, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has recognized an interdisciplinary group of minority scholars who represent the very best of the U.S. academy,” said Diversity’s executive editor, Jamal Eric Watson, in announcing the winners. “Our 2018 cohort of Emerging Scholars is exceptional. These professors have distinguished themselves in their various academic disciplines and are actively working to make our society more equitable and just. … They are making a difference and changing our institutions of higher education for the better.”