In celebration of Flaco Jimenez's 76th birthday, National Public Radio journalist Felix Contreras interviewed Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records and the Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings (online at UCLA), on the German influence on Mexican and Mexican American music.
Spotlight on archival research, new appointments and dissertation fellows, new publications by CSRC alumni, UCLA research grants, and more!
In her editorial on viewing race in contemporary art, author Nikki Darling cites the CSRC exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement.
Maria Elena Ruiz, former CSRC associate director, co-authored the article "Older Latinos: Applying the Ethnocultural Gerontological Nursing Model" in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing. The article was published online on February 3 but is not yet available in print. Ruiz is an assistant adjunct professor in the UCLA School of Nursing, a former CSRC associate director, and CSRC faculty affiliate.
CSRC scholars in the news, 2014 Latina/o Education Summit videos on CSRC YouTube, a conference on Nauatl dialects spoken today, book talks, and more! (Image: CSRC Visiting Scholar Ernesto Chávez. Photo by Christopher A. Velasco, 2014.)
A program developed by Maria Elena Ruiz, assistant adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Nursing and former CSRC associate director, was the focus of a January 29 article in UC Health.
NBC Latino reported on the induction of Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! into the Library of Congress National Film Registry. CSRC director and film and television professor Chon A. Noriega and filmmaker Efraín Gutiérrez were interviewed for the story.
The Borderlands History Interview Project (BHIP) on the Borderlands History blog featured an interview with Ernesto Chávez, Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas, El Paso, and this year's CSRC IAC visiting scholar.
CSRC visiting researcher Juan Herrera published the article "¡La Lucha Continua! Gloria Arellanes and the Making of a Chicano Movement in El Monte and Beyond" in the online publication Tropics of Meta, which focuses on issues pertaining to historiography.
The Institute of American Cultures (IAC) makes funds available annually through its Visiting Researcher/Scholar and fellowship programs. These awards have resulted in the publication of hundreds of books, monographs, and articles.