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.

During the 2018-19 Academic Year, the Department of Chicana/o Studies will commemorate the 50thAnniversary of El Plan de Santa Barbara with a series of events. We invite the campus and community to join us all year long at colloquia, CHST Reads discussions and our two-day conference in the Winter Quarter. 

  1. 50th Anniversary
As we reflect on El Plan de Santa Barbara this academic year, the CHST Department is opening up a space for discussion of the discipline and its intent to Majors, Graduate Students, Staff and Faculty. Join us by enrolling in CHST 91JG: Chican@ Studies UNBOUND in Winter quarter 2018.
  1. 50th Anniversary

Join us for a dialogue between Mario T. García (Chicana and Chicano Studies and History) and Verónica Castillo-Muñoz (History) about García’s new biography, Father Luis Olivares: Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles. Refreshments will be served.

  1. November 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Each quarter this year, the CHST Department will host its local version of ‘UCSB Reads’ with ‘...

  1. November 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  1. 50th Anniversary