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.

  • Professor Armbruster-Sandoval new book, Starving for Justice: Hunger Strikes, Spectacular Speech, and the Struggle for Dignity

Professor Armrbuster-Sandoval won the 2017 Oustanding Academic Titles by Choice magazine for his new book Starving for Justice: Hunger Strikes, Spectacular Speech, and the Struggle for Dignity. Congratulations, Professor Armrbuster-Sandoval!

CHST Professor Dolores Inés Casillas contributed to an NPR story on Spanish language radio.  ...

  • Queer Hemisphere Conference Flier

Queer Hemisphere: América Cuir is a two-day conference (Feb 8-9) organized by Prof. Jennifer Tyburczy and graduate student Allen Magaña for the Latin American & Iberian Studies (LAIS) Conference. The events will bring together scholars from Mexico, Brazil, Peru, other Andean countries, as well as Latinx communities in the US, along with activists and performers, to analyze the challenges of studying gender and sexuality in the Americas, under the current threat of racist populism, state violence, and new forms of mobillization.

  1. February 8, 2018 - 9:00am to February 9, 2018 - 4:00pm