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UCLA Recruitment: Assistant Professor in Central American Studies

The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position in Central American Studies to be filled effective July 1, 2019. Applicants are invited from scholars with research and teaching interests in ethnic studies (focused primarily on US Central American cultural production, the politics […]

La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post Millenials

 Are Latinos Americans? Ever since 1848, Latinos in California have claimed American identity and citizenship by virtue of their beliefs in universalist American values: democracy, racial equality, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Latinos in the state also have exhibited American values in their behavior from 1940 to the present day: a strong work […]

Immigrant Families

Published in January 2016 – Professor Leisy Abrego’s new book, “Immigrant Families,” co-written with Cecilia Menjívar and Leah C. Schmalzbauer, argues, “There is no quintessential immigrant experience, as immigrants and their families arrive with different levels of economic, social, and cultural resources, and must navigate various social structures that shape how they fare.”   https://www.amazon.com/Immigrant-Families-Immigration-Society-Menj%C3%83%C2%ADva…

Futures of Black Radicalism

Black rebellion has returned, with dramatic protests in scores of cities and campuses, bringing with it a renewed engagement with the history of Black radical movements and thought. Here, key scholarly voices from a wide array of disciplines recalls the powerful tradition of Black radicalism as it developed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries while […]

Arizona Firestorm – Global Immigration Realities, National Media & Provincial Politics

Santa Ana and a co-editor have published an anthology on Arizona anti-Latino and anti-immigrant politics, such as the notorious SB 1070. Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media & Provincial Politics (2012) consists of 14 original chapters that make a 2-prong argument. One, these official actions (which express local frustration at the effects of immigration) are parochial. […]

SPOTLIGHT: Maryrosy Araujo’s 2017 Departmental Senior Project

Maryrosy Araujo is a third year undergraduate student from Santa Ana majoring in Chicana/o Studies and minoring in Labor & Workplace Studies. She aspires to attend law school, become an immigration attorney, and give back to her hometown. She will be graduating in June of 2018 and is planning to do the CAPP in Washington. […]

Judy Baca Featured in LA Weekly’s 15 Female Artists Who’ve Shaped the L.A. Art Scene

Los Angeles Weekly’s Eva Reconos writes: “Judith Baca. Preserving, protecting and creating the great public artworks in L.A. isn’t an easy feat. The city owes a big debt to Judith Baca, an artist, muralist and educator who has been teaching art since 1984. She’s also the founder of SPARC, the Social and Public Art Resource Center. Her biggest contribution to the city […]