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.

Congratulations to our very own Professor Mario Garcia on the publishing of his new book Literature as History: Autobiography, Testimonio, and the Novel in the Chicano and Latino Experience! 


Francisco Lomelí had no idea he was being considered for membership in a prestigious organization of Spanish language scholars. And then, out of the blue, came word that he was in.

Take a meditation break before Finals!

This Friday

South Hall 1623

  1. December 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

The UCSB Department of Chicana/o Studies welcomes all who are interested in the Chicana/o...

  1. November 16, 2016 -
    12:00pm to 1:00pm