Welcome to the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department

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Message From the Chair

Welcome to the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department! We are an interdisciplinary academic space for learning about Chicana/o and Latina/o experiences and populations in the United States, within a framework of social justice. Our academic program prepares students for a variety of professional opportunities as well as graduate and professional school and our faculty work closely with students to guide them towards success.

The Chicana and Chicano Studies Department hosts a variety of extracurricular activities and we encourage students to enrich their university experience by participating in student internships and organizations. For example, the Chicana/o Studies Department works closely with community non-profit agencies like La Hermandad Mexicana, C.H.I.R.L.A., and C.A.R.E.C.E.N. and with campus clubs such as M.E.Ch.A (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlán), the Chicana/o Studies Club and Espíritu de Nuestro Futuro.

We look forward to sharing more about our program and to meeting you. Stop by and visit us in LaCorte Hall!

Marisela R. Chávez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair