Ortiz is a founding faculty member of UC Merced. He is a professor of endocrinology and physiology with research experience among a diversity of animal taxa.
Join us for UCLA's second annual Afro-Latinx Culture Show! Wear your best purple and green attire or rep your flag!
The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center came about, in large part, because of student voices and protests. Given our history, we stand committed to democratic dialogue and students’ ability to practice their First Amendment right on campus safely and without fear of retaliation.
Helen and Morgan Chu, whose student activism in the late 1960s helped launch UCLA’s ethnic studies centers, have pledged $10 million to the UCLA Institute of American Cultures, the largest gift ever made to the institute.
Cultural critic Gabriel Navarro's writings, in English translation for the first time.
Since its founding in 1969, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) has played a pivotal role in the development of scholarly research on the U.S. Chicano-Latino population. Our research mission is supported by five distinct components: a library with special collections archive, an academic press, collaborative research projects, public and academic programs, and community-based partnerships.

The CSRC is proud to be a part of the Institute of American Cultures. We actively collaborate with the Institute's three other ethnic studies research centers and other campus units. Groundbreaking projects include:

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