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.

Chicana and Chicano Studies Professor Aida Hurtado has been invited to speak at the Women's March on Washington this Saturday, 1/21.

Now you can follow UCSB Chicana/o Studies on Instagram! Our username is "ucsb_chst_studies".


What benefits might mindfulness bring to those of us engaged in activism for social justice?

  1. January 17, 2017 -
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

Take a meditation break before Finals!

This Friday

South Hall 1623

  1. December 2, 2016 - 12:00pm