Chicano/Latino Research Group

Rubén Martínez will receive this year's Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. Martínez is Professor of English and the Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature & Writing at Loyola Marymount University. His books include The Other Side: Notes from the New L.A., Mexico City...

Join faculty from the Departments of Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Political Science for a discussion of Alfonso Cuarón’s groundbreaking new film Roma. Free and open to the public Sponsored by the IHC Research Group on Latino Studies...

The 50th Anniversary Conference El Plan de Santa Barbara will commemorate one of the seminal proclamations of the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s.  The Chicano Movement was the largest and most widespread civil rights and empowerment movement by Mexican Americans.  El Plan...

Tim Hernández will receive this year's Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.  His debut novel, Breathing, In Dust received the 2010 Premio Aztlan Prize in Fiction. His collection of poetry, Natural Takeover of Small Things was released in 2013 and received the 2014 Colorado Book Award, and his...

Wednesday, November 10 / 3:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB William David Estrada from the Los Angeles Natural History Museum will speak on his latest book, e. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing. Sponsored by the Chicano/Latino Research Group and the Public History...

Winner of the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature Thursday, October 28 / 4:00 PM Corwin Pavilion The annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature will be awarded this year to Jimmy Santiago Baca of New Mexico,  a leading poet, essayist, and novelist.  Baca...

David Ayón (Senior Fellow, Loyola Marymount) Wednesday, October 20 / 3:30 PM South Hall 1623 David Ayon, a specialist in Latino politics in the U.S., will discuss the role that Latino voters may play in the midterm elections especially with the effects of the immigration debate fueled by...

Wednesday, October 6 / 3:30 PM South Hall 1623 This seminar will focus on this emergence of the New Right in the U.S. and its hysteria over immigration as evidenced by recent events in Arizona.  Participants will focus on different aspects of the immigration debate.  Mario Garcia...

Michael Soldatenko (Chicano Studies, Cal State Los Angeles) Wednesday, February 3 / 12:00 PM South Hall 1623 Professor Michael Soldatenko will talk on his newly published book Chicano Studies: The Genesis of a Discipline.  Professor Soldatenko is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chicano Studies at Cal...