Welcome to Chican@ Studies!

Official statement in support of #BlackLivesMatter here.

Spanish version of official statement in support of #BlackLivesMatter here.

Established in Fall 1970, the Chicana/o Studies Department emerged from Black and Chicana/o student activism, most notably the North Hall building take-over in Fall 1968 and the El Plan de Santa Barbara conference held at the Francisco Torres residential hall in April 1969. 

The UCSB Chicana/o Studies Department was the first such unit in the entire UC system.  Chicanx/Latinx student organizing, namely the 1989 and 1994 hunger strikes, strengthened the Department over time, leading to the creation of the world's first doctoral program in Chicana/o Studies which began in 2003.  The Chicana/o Studies Department engages students in the interdisciplinary study of Chicana and Chicano history, culture, and politics. 

The Department is fully committed to social justice and uprooting all systems of inequality.  In partnership with affiliated faculty from across campus and Feminist and Black Studies Ph.D. emphasis programs, the Department's B.A./M.A./Ph.D. programs challenge students to link theory with practice, scholarship with teaching, and the academy with the community.

 

Call for Lecturers for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. Click here to learn more about the position and how to apply.

Deadline for applications is Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
  1. Career
  2. Job Opportunity

This is a call for papers for the following event:

SAL CASTRO MEMORIAL CONFERENCE ON THE EMERGING HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE CHICANO MOVEMENT AND THE LONG HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLES.

With a special symposium honoring the life and work of Dr. Mario Garcia on his retirement from University of California, Santa Barbara
 
 
 
  1. conference
  2. paper proposals