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Remembering Professor Juan Gómez-Quiñones

Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones, leading scholar and activist in Chicana/o Studies, passed away on November 11, 2020. Gómez-Quiñones earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. at UCLA and was a Professor of History for almost 50 years. As the department remembers Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones, we invite you to read the following obituaries: Column: Remembering Juan Gómez Quiñones, […]

Rudy Mondragón Discusses the Victory of Teófimo López

Rudy Mondragón, a CCS Ph.D. candidate, has been interviewed and quoted regarding the recent victory of boxer Teófimo López. Mondragón examines boxing and the ways in which professional boxers deploy forms of expressive culture in their ring entrances to perform their politics, multiple identities, and at times, resistance to dominant ideologies and power structures. His […]

Jack Cáraves and Rafa Solórzano Author Chapters in Queer and Trans Migrations

Recent graduate alumni, Jack Cáraves and Rafa Solórzano, have authored chapters in the volume: Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Illegalization, Detention, and Deportation. The book editors include Eithne Luibhéid (Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona, and Karma R. Chávez (Associate Professor in the Department of Mexican American and […]

CCAS Featured by UCLA Newsroom

The César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies has been featured by UCLA Newsroom. Jessica Wolf spoke to Chair and Professor Leisy Abrego, Professor Karina Alma, and Professor Floridalma Boj Lopez about the significance of adding “Central American” to the department name. Though named after a renowned labor leader of Mexican American […]

LeighAnna Hidalgo Featured on UCLA Newsroom

Recent UCLA graduate student, LeighAnna Hidalgo, was featured on UCLA Newsroom. Despite childcare challenges imposed by the pandemic, LeighAnna Hidalgo completed her dissertation on April 13 while staying safer at home in her apartment in Los Feliz. At home, Hildago’s office became a small bistro table for a desk and her children’s bed as her […]

Professor Johnson and Professor De León selected for Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars

Professor Gaye Theresa Johnson and Professor Jason De León have been selected as two of five UCLA faculty members who will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars. This program, supported with funding from the Chancellor’s Office, annually supports a cohort of UCLA faculty who will design a new course to integrate undergraduates into community-engaged […]

Call for Dedications from the Class of 2020

During our previous commencement ceremonies, the department has shown a presentation with dedications and baby photos of all graduating seniors. Due to current circumstances, the department would still like all graduating seniors to submit their dedications and baby photos. The dedications will be posted at a later date for all to see. If you would […]

Open Position – CPP César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education 2020-2021

The Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers at Cal Poly Pomona needs Grad Assistants for the 2020-2021 school year. The primary goal for the Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers Graduate Assistants is to assist their respective area with program development and implementation to help meet our collective mission of supporting students and […]