From April 27-May 5, 1994, nine Chicana/o, Latina/ students, affiliated with El Congreso, went on a ten-day hunger strike, generating substantive changes on campus.  This photo includes two of the nine hunger strikers, Naomi Garcia and Edwin Lopez, speaking at a rally outside Campbell Hall (Naomi Garcia collection).

Welcome to Chican@ Studies!

The Chicana/o Studies Department engages students in the interdisciplinary study of Chicana and Chicano history, culture, and politics. Our students explore Chicana/o experiences in their most broad, comprehensive sense, informed by several philosophical and theoretical schools, historical and political scholarship, literary and religious traditions, artistic movements, mass media, and video and film. In partnership with affiliated faculty across campus and feminist and Black Studies Ph.D. emphasis programs, the B.A./Honors/M.A./Ph.D. programs in Chicana and Chicano Studies challenge students to link theory with practice, scholarship with teaching, and the academy with the community.

Performance by the Chican@ Rock group Quetzal will be taking place at the Hub on Friday,...

The Chicano/a Studies department is now selling Chicana/o Studies t-shirt for $15. If interested...

The Chicana/o Studies Department will be hosting a major informational workshop on Tuesday February 28th, 2017 from 11:00AM - 1:00PM.

  1. February 28, 2017 - 11:00am
  • Flier of event hosted by Nicholas Centino

Please join us on Wednesday, January 25th, 5:30pm at 1623 South Hall for a lively talk by one of our alumni, Dr. Nicholas Centino!



  1. January 25, 2017 -
    5:30pm to 6:30pm