Welcome to Chican@ Studies!

To view our Graduating Class of 2020, please visit the Undergraduate page here.

Official statement in support of #BlackLivesMatter here.

Spanish version of official statement in support of #BlackLivesMatter here.

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 Micaela Díaz-Sánchez is the recipient of the Antonia I. Castaneda Prize from the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies!

Call for Proposals for the Global Carceral States International Conference. The deadline for proposals is March 8, 2021. Please click the link for more details.

  1. proposals
  2. conference

"In Good Company: The Latinx Public Voice" a biweekly series of talks. Check this page for more information.

  1. April 8, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  2. April 22, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  3. May 6, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  4. May 20, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm



Ph.D. Candidate Alejandro Prado will present his graduate research talk on "Chicanidad and the ‘Rise of China,’ Global Capitalism, International Solidarity in 21st Century Los Angeles, California" 

  1. May 5, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm