The Californian Hub is hosted by the University of California—Los Angeles. Its main purpose is to develop cooperation among the French academic institutions, UCLA and other Californian universities. The central approaches addressed as part of its activities fall within anthropology, history, film studies and comparative literature, with a particular emphasis on trans-disciplinary themes of migration studies.
Located on the premises of the Latin American Institute (Bunch Hall), the Hub has two local referents: Efrain Kristal, Director of the Department of Comparative Literature at UCLA, and Kevin Terraciano, director of the Latin American Institute. This partnership allowed the organization of the conference "Pathway for Cooperation and Research in the Americas" which marked the inauguration of the center in early 2015.