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.  



  • Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0800
    Alicia Kozameh, an Argentine writer, professor at Chapman University and former political prisoner, is the author of seven novels, a collection of short stories, and a book of...
Karen Mary Davalos on the significance of murals in L.A.'s Latina/o cultures.