Research focused on Chicano and Latino contributions to U.S. history, thought and culture.
Twenty-first-century America has a new social and cultural reality, signaled by demographic shifts. The growing Chicano and Latino population now constitutes nearly a third of California’s population, and half of Los Angeles’. The Chicano Studies Research Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to documenting, studying and understanding the contributions and challenges of the Chicano and Latino communities. Faculty and students come from the social sciences, life sciences, humanities and the professional schools. Community-based partnerships extend the impact of the center.
With an active press, groundbreaking research, extensive archives and the only Chicano studies library in the country, the Chicano Studies Research Center is a vital resource for students, community members and scholars from around the world.
Publications from the Chicano Studies Research Center Press explore the Chicana/o and Latina/o experience. They showcase the latest research in a range of disciplines, presented in a variety of formats. The center’s journal, Aztlan, is pre-eminent in the field. Award-winning books include Self-Help Graphics & Art: Art in the Heart of East Los Angeles. Policy briefs and research reports explore topics from K-12 and post-secondary education to hate speech, public health and discrimination in commercial media. Important and rare Chicano films, from features to artists’ videos, are published on DVD.
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