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New Minor in Central American Studies

Dear Faculty and Students, It is with great joy that I announce that our Central American Studies Minor has been officially approved by the university, effective Spring 2021. It has been a long process to get to this point and I want to thank Professor Robert Chao Romero as the current Chair of the Undergraduate […]

Graduate Student Awards!

The best part about being Director of Graduate Studies is sharing news of our grad students’ accomplishments. Please join me in congratulating Lucia Leon, who was awarded the Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award for 2021-22: “The prestigious award is the highest honor given by the UCLA College Deans for exemplary academic achievement, […]

Statement of Solidarity from the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies

The César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies demands justice for the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, David McAtee, Ahmaud Arbery, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, and hundreds others who have lost their lives to a national epidemic of police brutality and white supremacy. Our community includes […]

Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at UCLA

The UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana/o Studies is pleased to invite applications for an open Assistant Professor search. We invite applications from outstanding candidates for an open position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2020. Over the past decade, the department has grown in undergraduate and graduate course offerings, […]

Director of the Chicano Studies Research Center

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Institute of American Cultures (IAC) seeks a dynamic and respected scholar to provide intellectual research and programmatic leadership for Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) and invites applications for the position of Director of the Chicano Studies Research Center. Qualifications for success include an outstanding scholarly research […]

UCLA Student Featured on LA Opinion

Recent UCLA undergraduate student, Manuel Cruz, was featured on  LA Opinion. His new dream is to become a lawyer specialized in migration and criminology. One day after graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and hanging the cap and gown, Manuel Cruz started selling fresh fruit on the streets while stroking a […]

Professor Maylei Blackwell Receive Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Research

The inaugural Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Research, which is supported by the Chancellor’s office and the UCLA Center for Community Learning, has allocated six $10,000 research grants to develop new undergraduate research courses. In each course, students will carry out research activities in partnership with local community organizations. The course will advance their professor’s research goals and […]

Professor Gena Carpio tackles race, space and mobility in her first book

Genevieve Carpio, assistant professor of Chicana and Chicano studies at UCLA, was spurred to write her first book by witnessing the injustice of sobriety checkpoints across inland Southern California in the 2000s. Promoted as a tool of public safety, these checkpoints largely targeted undocumented immigrants in majority Latinx communities. Blockades were often placed far from […]

25th Anniversary of Student Activism for Chicana and Chicano studies at UCLA

The UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies invites people to join them for a symposium that will commemorate the 1993 faculty center sit-in and hunger strike and student efforts that led to the establishment of the César E. Chávez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicana and Chicano Studies, which later became a […]

Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black Is Awarded $1 million to Study California’s Spanish-Indian Missions

Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black and colleagues from other UC campuses have received more than $1 million in funding as a winner of the 2019 University of California multi-campus research programs and initiatives competition. The funding supports research that advances issues important to California’s residents, environment and economy. To read full article please visit UCLA Newsroom.