Chicana/o Studies

Chicana/o Studies centers on understanding key historical and contemporary issues that shape Mexican-origin and other US Latina/o communities such as the formation of racial and cultural identities, contemporary politics, and issues of representation.

 

An interdisciplinary department with a focus on literature, cultural studies, history, and political science, Chicana/o Studies examines the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, and places the experiences of US Latina/os at the center of this analysis.

 

We invite students into a dynamic engagement with questions of knowledge, power, and social change, while developing their own interests and the skills necessary for success.  

 

Karen Mary Davalos on the significance of murals in L.A.'s Latina/o cultures.