CSRC Newsletter - February 2005
CSRC Newsletter Volume 3, Number 5
This month the CSRC launches a new book series on individual Latino and Latina artists, and we also begin two public programs as part of our agreement with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This five-year plan includes the development of exhibitions, new collections, publications, educational activities, research projects, and community relations. Please join us in our new efforts to bring greater public and scholarly attention to Chicano and Latino art.
We here at the research center also would like to congratulate our colleagues across campus in the César E. Chávez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicana & Chicano Studies on being granted departmental status. This was the dream of the hunger strikers in 1992 and of many students and faculty at UCLA for decades.
Chon A. Noriega , Director and Professor
Chon Noriega Awarded Prize
The CSRC director has won the Ann C. Rosenfield Distinguished Community Partnership Prize. Chancellor Albert Carnesale presented the award to Chon A. Noriega at the Center for Community Partnerships Anniversary reception on January 27. The award publicly acknowledges and rewards UCLA collaborations with non-profit community based organizations. The award recognized Noriega for his significant and ongoing contributions to Chicano and Latino scholarship in a variety of artistic media and for his leadership and implementation of partnerships with Self-Help Graphics and Art (SHG) and other art organizations, including LACMA. The prize allocates $7,500 to the CSRC and $7,500 to Self-Help Graphics.
Mexican Master Muralist Presented with Award
The Consulate General of Mexico, the Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico, and the CSRC presented a lifetime achievement award to Master Muralist Raúl Anguiano at LACMA on January 27. Anguiano is the only great Mexican master muralist alive—his work spans seven decades. He is also the most prolific Mexican monumental artist in California and has received numerous awards including the Commendatore decoration from the Italian government and the National Award for Science and Art from the Mexican Government. This event is the first program from the CSRC-LACMA Latino Arts Initiative.
CSRC Events This Month
A Ver Book Series Launch
The CSRC will publicly launch the A Ver: Revisioning Art History book series at the Royce Hall West Lobby and Terrace from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 3. Chancellor Carnesale will provide opening remarks. Guests will be Los Angeles-based Chicano art collectors, including Cheech Marin. A Ver is a groundbreaking new series, the first ever devoted to the cultural and artistic contributions of U.S.-based Latino artists. This event will bring together A Ver's national advisory board as well as the artists and writers for the first ten books. Our affiliated institutions will also be present – including LACMA and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, but also major Latino arts centers, museums, and organizations around the country. To RSVP, please contact the front office.
CSRC Panel at LACMA
In conjunction with the A Ver launch, the next day the LACMA Institute for Arts and Cultures will present the panel "From Ike to Iraq: Conversations with Latino Artists on Six Decades of Art and Politics." It will occur on Friday, February 4, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Dorothy Collins Brown Auditorium, LACMA. To reserve a free ticket, call 323-857-6010.
Graduate Student Grants Information Sessions
Are you a UCLA graduate student interested in applying for financial support to study Latino issues? Come to an information session on the 2005-2006 Institute for American Cultures IAC Research Grants Program and the Latino Policy Studies Grants. The sessions will address various aspects of the proposal process. To RSVP, please e-mail Mehry Khazan. For information on the research grants and to obtain an application, please click here or contact CSRC Assistant Director Carlos M. Haro. The grant application deadline is April 29.
Thursday, February 10, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in 179 Haines Hall
Wednesday, February 16, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in 3232 Campbell Hall
Town Hall Meeting on the Faculty Diversity Initiative
The four ethnic studies research centers will hold a town hall meeting for UCLA students and faculty on the Faculty Diversity Initiative on Thursday, February 17, from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the CSRC library. The meeting will provide an update on the status of the initiative, discuss related issues, and solicit campus input on the next steps. Pizza will be served outside the library before the meeting.
Book Signing and Multimedia Presentation
Come to a free multimedia presentation and book signing of Jeff Chang's Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation on Friday, February 11 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Kerckchoff Hall, State Rooms (Rooms 131-135) sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies and the UCLA Asian Pacific Coalition (APC) in collaboration with the CSRC. The book chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the 1960s into the new millennium. Jeff Chang is an Asian American Studies MA Program alum.
Collections Available for Research
The CSRC LP collection featuring folk music from northern Mexico and popular music from California is now available for research. The second volume of the Comisión Femenil Collection that contains papers related to the Latina feminist movement of the 1970s is currently being processed and will be available for research in mid-February. Finding aids for these and other CSRC collections can be found on the CSRC Library website and the Online Archive of California website.
Press Discourse on Minority Media: A Comparative Analysis
A new CSRC Research Report collates press coverage in independent magazines of the last quarter century of African American, Asian American, Latino/Chicano, and Native American participation in avant-garde film, video art, documentary, short narrative, and public affairs television. The findings indicate that, despite clear efforts to represent minority cinema, there was a significant lack of reporting on Latino/Chicano and Native American cinema, according to the co-authors Hye Seung Chung, Jun Okada, and Maja Manojlovic. A comprehensive bibliography is provided. To read the report, please click here.
Aztlán Thirty-Fifth Anniversary
This year marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the launch of the CSRC Press and its flagship Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies . In celebration of this journal that participated in the founding of the field of Chicano studies, the journal welcomes short reminiscences from those involved in the press over the years and those who published with it. Just contact the press.
Aztlán is always looking for opportunities to do free ad exchanges with other publishers. For instance, if you have a book coming out that you want to advertise in Aztlan, ask us to approach your publisher about an ad exchange. Both our publications get an ad for free and we get to spread the word.
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CSRC Grants & Fellowships Recipients
The CSRC offers a number of important fellowships and grants in Chicano studies to researchers (see below). For further information about any of these, please contact the CSRC Assistant Director Carlos M. Haro. Applications are available on-line at the IAC website.
IAC Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholar Fellowship in Chicano Studies
The Institute of American Cultures (IAC) in conjunction with the CSRC offers fellowships to postdoctoral/visiting scholars to support research on Chicana/os. Applications are due by January 14.
IAC Predoctoral Fellowship in Chicano Studies
The IAC and the CSRC offer predoctoral fellowships to current UCLA students to aid in the completion of a dissertation. UCLA doctoral students with a demonstrated interest in Chicano studies and who will have advanced to candidacy by the beginning of the fellowship year are eligible to apply. Applications are due by January 14.
IAC Research Grant Program in Chicano Studies
The IAC and the CSRC announce the availability of small grants for support of research on Chicana/os. UCLA faculty, staff, graduate students, and IAC postdoctoral fellows/visiting scholars are eligible. The IAC particularly encourages proposals that will make a contribution to the CSRC. It also invites proposals on interethnic relations that will increase collaboration between the UCLA ethnic studies centers and/or between the centers and other campus units. All applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal before submission with Carlos M. Haro. Applications are due by April 29.
CSRC Latino Research Program Grants
UCLA faculty members are invited to apply for research grants from the CSRC Latino Research Program (LRP). The program places an emphasis on applied and policy-oriented research and receives support through the University of California Committee on Latino Research. To apply, just check the "Latino Policy Studies" box on the IAC form. To be considered for both IAC and LRP funding, check both boxes. Applications are due by April 29.
Open Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty Position
The UCLA Department of Information Studies and the CSRC are jointly seeking a tenure-track faculty member with a focus on Chicano-Latino information studies. The successful applicant will have research and teaching interests in information studies with a primary focus on Chicano-Latino populations. Applications are invited from scholars examining information practices, systems, technologies and/or policies from social, cultural, organizational, economic, political, technological, administrative and/or legal contexts as they relate to Chicano-Latino communities. For more information or to make nominations, please contact Anne Gilliland, chair of the search committee.
Opportunities for Students
The CSRC website publishes a list of UCLA graduate students currently doing Chicana/o-related research. To be added to the CSRC Affiliated Graduate Students list, email the CSRC with your information.
The CSRC welcomes undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Chicano Studies to work as interns and volunteers in various areas of the Center. If interested, send an inquiry to Carlos M. Haro.
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