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.

The Department of Chicana/o Studies at UC Santa Barbara stands with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. ...

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies will host the NACCS XLV (45th annual) conference on April 4-7, 2018 at the Doubletree By Hilton Bloomington in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Make sure not to miss these exciting presentations from UCSB Chicana and Chicano Studies Faculty, Affiliated Faculty, Graduate Students, and Alumni!

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

Conversación con moderador Prof. Francisco Lomelí

La voz, el carisma y el talento de Aída...

  1. October 3, 2018 - 2:00pm