La Raza exhibition catalog available for pre-orders, a new blog on CSRC Post, CSRC Press books on sale, fellowship and grant opportunities, and more in this month's newsletter!
In a catalogue of its exhibitions and programming in 2018-19, the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica noted its inaugural gala in May 2019 where Rita Gonzalez, head curator of contemporary art at LACMA and former CSRC arts project coordinator, was honored “for her contributions to scholarship and visibility for Los Angeles artists.” CSRC director Chon A. Noriega introduced Gonzalez at the award ceremony.
The Daily Bruin featured a story on the Institute of American Cultures's Fall Forum, where the 2019–20 IAC visiting researchers and scholars from UCLA's four ethnic studies centers discussed their research. Jennifer Josten, this year’s IAC visiting scholar at the CSRC and associate professor in the department of history of art and architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, discussed her research on revolutionary posters made in Cuba after 1959.
The program supports doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered.
Deadline to apply: January 30, 2020.
The CSRC presents a community partner award to MALDEF, a Day of the Dead community altar in the CSRC library, a conference exploring new research on history of California's missions, research grant and fellowship opportunities, and more in this month's newsletter!
UCLA Newsroom featured a story on author John Rechy receiving the UCLA Medal, the university’s highest honor. The story includes CSRC footage of Rechy in conversation with UCLA professor Héctor Calderón in Calderón's 2013 class on Chicana and Chicano narrative literature.
The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture is holding a series of conversations called 10 Questions: Centennial Edition as part of UCLA’s centennial celebration. Published on the KCET website, the question for October 18, “What is Justice?,” included an image from the CSRC’s La Raza Photograph Collection.
The UCLA College of the Humanities website announced that The Aztlán Mexican Studies Reader, 1974–2016, published by CSRC Press, won two 2019 International Latino Book Awards: first place in the Best Academic Themed Book category, and second place in the Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book—English category.
The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture is holding a series of conversations called 10 Questions: Centennial Edition as part of UCLA’s centennial celebration. Published on the KCET website, the question for October 11 was “What is Knowledge?” The piece included an image from CSRC collections of Roberto Chavez’s mural The Path to Knowledge and the False University (1974).
It's not often that a colleague, let alone the director of a major foundation, uses the word "love" in talking to your campus leadership about you and the work that you do. But Deborah Marrow, former director of the Getty Foundation, was one such person. Deborah passed away on October 1, but her impact in the arts will be felt for a long time to come.