The mission of the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies is to train a new generation of scholars to research and analyze the life, history, and culture of Mexican-origin people within the United States, as well as of other Latino/a and indigenous populations in the Americas. Addressing local, national, and transnational contexts, the Chicana/o Studies curriculum at UCLA explores race, class, gender, and sexuality paradigms as they have shaped the history of the field, as well as new directions in the study of Chicana/os and Latina/os, including
- Border and Transnational Studies;
- Expressive Arts;
- History, Language, and Culture of the Americas;
- Labor, Law, and Policy Issues
Events & News:
In partnership with UCLA, SPARC put on its annual Day of the Dead celebrations. Over 80 undergraduate and several graduate/Ph.D candidate students participated in the creation of an altar featuring augmented reality which enhanced the stories of those who have passed. Multiple ceremonies were preformed in three languages and the community showed great support for the cultural practices on display this night. Click on the video above to watch!
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