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 and Chicano Studies fully supports the University of California graduate students’ movement and demands for a cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA).
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 Prof. Armando Vazuez-Ramos and The California-Mexico Studies Center, Inc. created a video of highlights from the 50th Anniversary of El Plan de Santa Bárbara Conference!

  1. 50th Anniversary