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.

CHST Professor Mario Garcia was honored with the 2016 Oral History Association Stetson Kennedy Vox Popoli Award.

Prof. Aída Hurtado, Luis Leal Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, will be presented the Legacy Award by the Chicana/Latina Foundation for her dedication and contributions to the field of Education. 

Prof. Pedro Noguera (UCLA) will address "what role educational researchers should play in the effort to create just schools during unjust times."

  1. October 18, 2016 - 6:00pm

This cross-disciplinary forum of academic exchange welcomes contributions from all academic disciplines concerned with human rights in the Americas.

  1. October 4, 2016 to October 6, 2016