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Today, the CSRC mourns the loss of the director most responsible for establishing its crucial mission of research that makes a difference. [Image: "Juan Gómez-Quiñones," oil on plywood, by Salomón Huerta. From "Portrait Series of Chicana/o-Latina/o and Mexican-Latin American Icons" created while Huerta was a UCLA Regent’s Lecturer in 2017.]
Noriega promoted to distinguished professor, affiliated faculty receive awards and release publications, "Picturing Mexican America" in the news, meet this year's IAC scholars at the IAC Fall Forum, CSRC Press releases a new oral history featuring Laura Aguilar, and more in this month's newsletter! [Image: CSRC director Chon A. Noriega]
In this interview with Carolina Miranda, Chicana photographer Laura Aguilar (1959–2018) discusses self-portraiture in addition to a wide range of other topics, including growing up in San Gabriel, California; Latina/o and LGBT communities in L.A.; and her photographic series and individual works.
Through December 18, 2020, a large selection of CSRC Press books are available at 50 percent off, tax and shipping included! In addition, all Chicano Cinema and Media Arts series DVDs have been discounted to $15, tax and shipping included.
In Spring 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic and a national uprising catalyzed by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, UCLA faculty and administrative leadership of color joined together to call upon the UCLA Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost to make firm commitments to supporting faculty and students of color.
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.
 
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Effective March 11, UCLA transitioned to remote learning platforms and work in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. The CSRC remains active via email, social media, and phone. For important updates about COVID-19 and its impact at UCLA, please visit ucla.in/coronavirus

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