The Institute of American Cultures, which houses UCLA's four ethnic studies research centers--the Asian American Studies Center, the American Indian Studies Center, the Bunche Center for African American Studies, and the Chicano Studies Research Center--has released its annual report covering the 2020-21 academic year.
CSRC director Veronica Terriquez is among the co-authors of the report "Emerging Youth Power in the Inland Empire," published by the USC Equity Research Institute. The report takes stock of emerging youth power in the Inland Empire by describing and contextualizing key youth-serving organizations.
UCLA Newsroom previewed the CSRC exhibition at the 2021 LA Art Show. Immersive Distancing: Carmen Argote and Zeynep Abes is curated by former CSRC director Chon A. Noriega. Both Argote and Abes earned their MFA degrees at UCLA.
In anticipation of the opening of the CSRC exhibition Immersive Distancing: Carmen Argote and Zeynep Abes at the Los Angeles Art Show (LAAS), July 29 - August 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, read a preview on the CSRC Post of the exhibition and some background about the artists and their work.
Image: Carmen Argote, walking and searching in Los Angeles. Digital photograph, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.
CSRC director Veronica Terriquez co-authored with Ruth Milkman, distinguished professor of sociology at CUNY Graduate Center, the essay "Immigrant and Refugee Youth Organizing in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives," published in the July 2021 issue of Gender & Society. The full article is available to the public on the journal's website, and below.
CSRC director Veronica Terriquez was interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered" for a story remembering Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, who passed away June 29.
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega has received a UCLA Academic Senate Faculty Research Lectureship Award for 2021-22. By long tradition, two faculty are selected as lecturers each year—one from the natural sciences and the other from the humanities, social disciplines, or the creative arts. As the 131st Faculty Research Lecturer, Noriega will deliver the public talk "Destruction in Art, Art in Destruction" in Fall 2021.
The CSRC was named in a story about the retirement of Rick West, director of the Autry Museum, who oversaw the Autry's collaboration with the CSRC on the exhibition La Raza (2017-19).
The online screening of Yo Soy Chicano co-sponsored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the CSRC was included in a curated list of screenings taking place between June 25 and July 1.