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September 6, 2023

Over the years, Cindy Montañez’s tireless public service has touched the lives of countless generations of Latinas. Her work traces back to her days as a student at UCLA, where she, alongside her sister Norma Montañez, took part in the historic 1993 Hunger Strikes.

Image: Montañez during the 1993 UCLA Hunger Strikes

August 23, 2023

As part of the UCLA HSI Infrastructure Initiative, the CSRC will administer a third selection of five UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows. Fellowships are open to postdoctoral scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2023

August 15, 2023

In August, Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies was selected as the Featured Journal of the Month on the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) website. The profile includes an extensive interview with Charlene Villaseñor Black, editor of Aztlán and professor of art history and Chicana/o and Central American studies at UCLA.

August 7, 2023

The CSRC has published its annual report for academic year 2022-23. Reporting areas include CSRC leadership in the HSI Infrastructure Initiative, development, public programs, new and continuing research projects, and the activities of the CSRC Library and CSRC Press. 

July 27, 2023

The CSRC is pleased to welcome Dr. Celia Lacayo as its new assistant director, effective July 1, 2023. Prior to joining the CSRC she served as associate director of community engagement for the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, where she was associate editor of LA Social Science e-Forum. Lacayo was formerly adjunct faculty in the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies and the Department of African American Studies.