Chican@ Latin@ Studies

The interdisciplinary field of Chican@-Latin@ Studies prepares students for informed political action and justice work with, and within Chican@ and Latin@ communities.

The Minor is based on the recognition of the country's growing Latin@ communities and their historical role in the fight for decolonization, re-definitions of nationhood and citizenship, as well as their broader struggles and interconnections across the Americas.

  • The Minor introduces students to major theories and perspectives on the cultural, socio-economic, and political issues affecting Chican@ and Latin@ populations in the United States. Through the program, students come to understand how structures of race, class, gender, sexuality and ideology condition inequality and social conflict.
  • The Minor is based on the perspectives and historical experiences of Chican@s and Latin@s as a framework for critical analysis and production of knowledge.
  • The Minor aims to train students for professional and graduate work in areas such as social work, education, business, health sciences, the arts and humanities, law, and management.

2015 Chican@-Latin@ Studies Paper Prize Winners

The honorable mentions this year go to:

Hannah Bendiksen for her paper,  A Tribute to the Flame of Social Justice 
and 
Nicole Maxwell for her paper, Un Mundo Invisible

This year's winner is Sonia Hurtado Ureno for her paper, Social Media and Transnationalism. 

Chican@-Latin@ Studies Paper Prize