Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies
Aztlán presents original research that is relevant to or informed by the Chicano experience. An interdisciplinary, double-blind peer-reviewed journal, Aztlán focuses on scholarly essays in the humanities, social sciences, and arts, supplemented by thematic pieces in the dossier section, an artist's communiqué, a review section, and a commentary by the editor, Charlene Villaseñor Black. Aztlán seeks ways to bring Chicano studies into critical dialogue with Latino, ethnic, American, and global studies.
Aztlán has been the leading journal in the field of Chicanx studies since 1970. Aztlán is issued twice a year.
"Aztlán … signals the vibrancy of Chicano Studies."
— The Chronicle of Higher Education
"The preeminent scholarly journal in Chicano Studies."
— Magazines for Libraries
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Volume 45, Number 1
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, CSRC Press is making available to the public three essays from the Spring 2020 issue. Find them here.
Essays in the Spring 2020 issue explore the impact of affirmative action on the Chicano movement, the reinscription of La Llorona in works by Gloria Anzaldúa and Sandra Cisneros, symbolic networking among sonidos in Chicago's baile economy, and political opposition in the poetry of Javier Huerta.
In the dossier section, curated by Michelle Téllez, writers, poets, and artists reflect on fifty years of Chicana feminism.
This fiftieth anniversary issue also celebrates the work of LA-based artist Judithe Hernández, who created the covers and illustrations for the earliest issues of Aztlán. In the editor's commentary, Charlene Villaseñor Black looks at these works and discusses Hernández's vital role in shaping the journal. The cover and the artist's communiqué feature some of Hernández's recent works.
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EDITORIAL BOARD 2018-2020
- The Spring 2015 issue (Volume 40, Number 1) of Aztlán featured a dossier section on the field of Chicana/o art history, with downloadable class syllabi.
- To read "Latin@ Art at the Intersection," an article by Adriana Zavala in Volume 40, Number 1, click here.
- To preview "Formation of a Latino Grassroots Movement The Association of Latin American Gardeners of Los Angeles Challenges City Hall," an article by Alvaro Huerta and Alfonso Morales in Volume 39, Number 2, click here.
- To preview "Toward a Mariposa Consciousness: Reimagining Queer Chicano and Latino Identities," an article by Daniel Enrique Pérez in Volume 39, Number 2, click here.
- To preview "Make 'Em All Mexican" by Linda Vallejo, the Artist's Communiqué in Volume 39, Number 2, click here.
- To preview "Jotería Studies," the Dossier in Volume 39, Number 1, click here.
- To preview "The Necessary Theater of the Royal Chicano Air Force" by Ella Maria Diaz, an article in Volume 38, Number 2, click here.
- To preview "An Interview with Ramon Ramirez" by José L. S. Gámez, the Artist’s Communiqué in Volume 38, Number 2, click here.