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Connecting Students With Culture

Connecting Students With Culture

Chicano & Chicana Studies sees 30% growth in enrollment

Latino Slam Poets

Latino Slam Poets

Voices from the Shadows

CCS Graduation 2017

CCS Graduation 2017

May 2017 Graduation Ceremony

Nuevo Mexico: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland

Nuevo Mexico: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland

Photos by UNM Professor Miguel Gandert

CCS Professor Publishes Book

CCS Professor Publishes Book

Dr. Patricia M. Perea co-edited a cookbook with Roxanne Swentzell

CCS Professor Publishes Book

CCS Professor Publishes Book

Dr. Patricia Rosas Lopategui edited and annotated 66 previously unpublished poems by Elena Garro

UNM Chicana/o Studies

The Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at the University of New Mexico is an interdisciplinary program. The academic purpose of the department is to promote a critical understanding of Chicano/Hispano/Mexicano communities through teaching, research, and advocacy. Since our program resides at the flagship institution of the state that has the largest percentage of Hispanics in the country, this mission is integral to furthering the understanding of New Mexico’s present and the nation’s future.

Chicana and Chicano Studies accomplishes its mission by offering an undergraduate minor, promoting research, and establishing community partnerships. Curriculum and community engagement efforts focus on three areas:

  1. Chicana/o cultural studies
  2. Politics and social justice
  3. The transnational U.S.-Mexico experience

The program offers courses on gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, arts and culture, political and social mobilization, immigration and citizenship, history and heritage, land grant studies, Chicana feminism, and queer studies. We address our three areas through a curriculum taught in both English and Spanish and maintain a regional and transnational focus on New Mexico, the U.S. Southwest, and Mexico. We view our partnerships with community and student organizations as central to our academic mission and our objectives for student learning

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