CSRC Newsletter - June 2018

Volume 16, Number 10

Director’s Message

As the academic year comes to an end, I want to thank you for your ongoing support of the CSRC. This year we continued initiatives aimed at educational access, economic security, immigration rights, diversifying museums, and preserving cultural heritage. We published four books (two of them already medal winners), convened or co-sponsored 26 conferences, organized or supported 22 exhibitions reaching over 400,000 people, and offered professional training, research support, and mentorship to dozens of students. While we often focus on outcomes, it is equally important to acknowledge the many faculty and students working behind the scenes to ensure that this research makes a difference. We are also exceptionally proud of the individuals who have been affiliated with the CSRC and are making a difference in the community and in our public culture. And, of course, I must acknowledge our dedicated CSRC staff whose hard work keeps everything running smoothly.
Finally, felicidades to our dear UCLA colleagues Judy Baca, professor of Chicana/o studies and world art and culture, Leo Estrada, professor of urban planning, and Ramona Cortés Garza, executive director of state relations, who will be retiring at the end of the month. Judy has been a pioneer in public art, bringing artistic innovation into dialogue with community participation to tell a more inclusive version of our collective histories. (See the entry below on her most recent recognition.) Leo exemplifies the data-driven scholar who puts this research to practical use for the common good, from redrawing electoral maps for L.A. Country to serving on the independent commission investigating the L.A.P.D. Leo also exemplifies academic service, from mentoring innumerable junior faculty (I am fortunate to have been one of them!) and students to being a stalwart contributor to academic shared governance, most recently as chair of the Academic Senate for 2015-16. Ramona kept the campus connected to state government, even during trying times, and she provided CSRC with invaluable advice as we advanced our mission and disseminated our research. Together, they represent nearly a century of service to the University of California. Needless to say, they will be missed. We wish them all the best.
Chon A. Noriega
Director and Professor


Baca receives honorary doctorate
California State University, Northridge conferred an honorary doctorate of fine arts upon artist and educator Judith F. Baca in May. Studies for Baca’s The Great Wall of Los Angeles were featured in the CSRC-organized exhibition Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Movement at the UCLA Fowler Museum in 2011-12. Her career as an artist and activist is the subject of Judith F. Baca, an award-winning monograph from CSRC Press.
Tompkins Rivas receives master’s degree
The CSRC congratulates Pilar Tompkins Rivas, director of the Vincent Price Art Museum, co-curator of Home—So Different, So Appealing, and longtime CSRC collaborator, on her receipt of a master’s degree in cultural studies from Claremont Graduate University. Tompkins Rivas plans to obtain a doctorate at the same institution.
Tobar and Espino receive distinguished alumni award
In April, Héctor Tobar and Virginia Espino, who have donated collections to the CSRC Library, received the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the UC Santa Cruz Division of Social Sciences. Tobar is a journalist and the author of Deep Down Dark (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), an interview-based account of the ordeal of Chilean miners trapped underground for sixty-nine days in 2010. The CSRC holds the Héctor Tobar Papers, 1970–2014, which includes research for Deep Down Dark. Espino, adjunct professor in the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, is co-producer of the award-winning documentary No Más Bebés and donor of the Virginia Espino and Renee Tajima-Peña Collection of Sterilization Records at the CSRC.
Valle publishes article
Ariana J. Valle, doctoral candidate in the UCLA department of sociology, has published the article “Race and the Empire-state: Puerto Ricans’ Unequal U.S. Citizenship” in the journal Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (May 2018). Valle received research grants from the CSRC and Institute of American Cultures to conduct the related study, which is central to her dissertation.
Rivera Cárdenas organizes panel on transfronteriza/os
On May 22, Kendy Rivera Cárdenas, doctoral candidate in Chicana/os studies and 2017-18 IUPLR-Mellon fellow at UCLA, led the panel discussion “Transfronteriza/os: Transborder Citizenships” in the CSRC Library. Estefanía Castañeda, doctoral student in political science at UCLA; Vannessa Falcón, doctoral student in education at San Diego State University; and Yolanda Guerrero, doctoral candidate in education at Universidad Iberoamericana participated on the panel, which discussed research pertaining to U.S.-Mexico transborder citizenships and daily experiences. Heidy Sarabia, professor of sociology at Cal State University, Sacramento served as moderator.
Sanchez Nolasco presents project during Undergraduate Research Week
Rocio Sanchez-Nolasco, an undergraduate in art history and advisee of CSRC associate director Charlene Villaseñor Black, was invited to present her research project “Agency in Transition: Exploring the Photographic Artworks of Patssi Valdez in the 1980s” during UCLA Undergraduate Research Week, May 21–25. As part of her research, Sanchez-Nolasco consulted CSRC collections and publications pertaining to the Chicano art collective Asco.
Villaseñor Black gives public lecture
On May 9, Charlene Villaseñor Black, CSRC associate director and professor of art history and Chicana/o studies, delivered the public lecture “Decolonizing Art History” as part of the Wednesday Session series hosted by the UCLA Department of Art History. She spoke to a packed room about ways to use the research methods of Chicana/o studies to decolonize traditional art history research and scholarship.
CSRC Press publications nominated for International Latino Book Awards
Latino Literacy Now recently announced the nominees for the 20th annual International Latino Book Awards. The CSRC is honored to have the following titles from CSRC Press included in the nominations: Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell was nominated for Best Latino Focused Book Design, Best Latina Themed Book, and Best LGBTQ Themed Book; Judith F. Baca was nominated for Best Arts Book, Best Latino Focused Book Design, and Best Latina Themed Book; Home—So Different, So Appealing was nominated for Best Latino Focused Book Design, Best Cover Design, Best Cover Photo, Best Interior Design, and Best Use of Photos Inside the Book; and The Chicano Studies Reader: An Anthology of Aztlán, 1970–2015 was nominated for Best Academic Themed Book. Winners will be announced September 8. All books are available at half price during the CSRC spring book sale (see Press, below) and available for course adoption. Please contact support@chicano.ucla.edu for more information.
Axis Mundo catalog wins AAMC award
The exhibition catalog for Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. has received a 2018 Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators and the AAMC Foundation. Edited by former CSRC visiting scholar Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz, the catalog was recognized for groundbreaking new scholarship. Awardees were honored during the AAMC Annual Conference at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal on May 6. The CSRC was a lender to the show.
Morales wins Scult Award
Artist Julio César Morales, whose mixed-media work Boy in Suitcase (2015) was featured in the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing, has received the 2018 Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award presented by the Phoenix Art Museum. The award includes $5,000 and participation in the museum's Contemporary Forum exhibition in 2019. Morales uses various media to interrogate personal and societal aspects of migration.
Hammer biennial features Home artists
Artists Carmen Argote and Daniel Joseph Martinez, whose work was featured in the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing, have been selected to show work in this year’s UCLA Hammer Museum biennial, Made in L.A. The exhibition, which runs June 3 through September 2, features emerging and established artists based in Los Angeles. For more information, visit the museum’s website.
Home artwork added to MOMA permanent collection
The installation María’s Great Expedition (1995–96) has been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The artwork, which comprises six photographs, a map, and text, was created by Bruin Christina Fernandez to describe the movement of her great-grandmother María as she moved from Mexico through Texas, Colorado, Arizona, and finally into Southern California between the years 1910 and 1950. In each photograph, the artist poses as her great-grandmother. The work, commissioned by CSRC director Chon A. Noriega in 1993, was featured in the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing. The artist discusses the piece in the CSRC’s SPARK campaign video from 2017.
De la Loza presents Mural Remix
Work from Mural Remix: Sandra de la Loza, organized by the CSRC for its L.A. Xicano exhibitions in 2011-12, is on view at the Tacoma Art Museum as part of the exhibition Places to Call Home: Settlements of the American West, through February 10, 2019. For more information visit the museum website. De la Loza was a CSRC visiting scholar in 2010-11 and published The Pocho Research Society Field Guide to L.A. with CSRC Press.
2017-18 visiting scholars report:
  • Bernadine Hernández, the 2017-18 IAC visiting scholar at the CSRC, is an assistant professor of American literary studies at the University of New Mexico. During her residency this year, she published two articles: “Dying to Be Beautiful: (Re) Membering the Women of Juárez, the Commodification of Death, and the Nonuniversal Standards of Beauty” (Women Studies Quarterly, Spring 2018) and “(Re) Signifying Gender and Sexuality for the Nueva Mexicana Historical Body: The Politics of Reading Place in Women’s Tales from the New Mexico WPA: La Diabla a Pie,” in the edited collection Querencia: Essays on the New Mexico Homeland (UNM Press, under review). Hernández has nearly completed her manuscript "Invisible Bodies of a New Nation: Civility and Sexual Economies on the Nineteenth Century Borderlands,” which examines court cases, testimonios, editorials, and other historical documents that evidence a discourse of violence toward poor Mexican American women living in the nineteenth-century borderlands. She is also completing two article-length pieces: one tentatively titled “Silent Summer: Sexual Assault and Domination of CA Farm Workers,” which considers Mexican male sexuality in exploitative labor conditions; and another on the forced sterilization of Mexican women, which draws from materials in CSRC Library collections. In addition, she has been co-editing a collection on Chicana feminist Ana Castillo and her transnational politics. On May 17, Hernández led a roundtable presentation in the CSRC Library called “Borders and Immigration: Then and Now—A Roundtable.” The panel examined policies, legacies, and discourses related to borders and immigration, considering them in historical as well as current US contexts.
  • Christopher Perreira, assistant professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the CSRC, presented his research this year at conferences, speaker series, and roundtables that were sponsored by the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, the American Studies Association, and the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, among others. He also participated on the panel “Borders and Immigration: Then and Now,” which was organized by CSRC visiting scholar Bernadine Hernández and presented at the CSRC Library. Perreira has organized a panel titled “Transgressing the Transhemispheric South” for the upcoming 2018 American Studies Association conference, published an article in the Journal of Transnational American Studies, and completed two book reviews for forthcoming issues of American Quarterly and Native American and Indigenous Studies. During his residency at the CSRC, he also revised chapters on Los Angeles medical history and Chicana/o fiction for two edited volumes: Captivating Technology: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberating Imagination in Everyday Life (Duke University Press, 2019), and Latinx Literary Environmentalisms: Justice, Place, and the Decolonial (under review). Finally, Perreira has been working to complete his book manuscript “Manufacturing Prisoner-Patient Consent: Race, Violence, and Memory in the Medical Archive,” which is under contract with University of Minnesota Press.
  • Visiting scholar Jonathan Yahalom, a licensed clinical psychologist, is engaged in research on caregiving for elders with dementia in Oaxaca. This year he had two articles accepted for journal publication: "Pragmatic Sensibilities: Idioms of Distress of Alzheimer’s Disease in Oaxaca, Mexico" (Transcultural Psychiatry, forthcoming) and "Levinasian Caregiving: Dementia and the Other in Between" (Philosophy in the Contemporary World, forthcoming). He also completed a book manuscript titled “Caring for the Clouds: Aging and Dementia in Oaxaca, Mexico,” which is scheduled for release by University of Oklahoma Press in spring 2019. On April 26, he gave a public lecture in the CSRC Library titled “Caregiving in Oaxaca: Social Perspectives on Aging and Dementia.” Finally, Yahalom opened a private clinical psychology practice and recently accepted a full-time clinical position at the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center.

CSRC in the News

“Datebook: Intimate Paintings of Queer Men, African Blacksmiths' Ironworks and an Indispensable Assistant's Exhibit” (May 31)
“Datebook: Baskets Inspired by Math, Iconic Los Angeles Images and Photos of People Getting Expressive” (May 24)
“Datebook: Videos of the Female Figure, an Autobiographical Exhibit and Paintings of Immigrant Terrains” (May 17)
Included in a roundup of acclaimed exhibitions currently on view across Los Angeles are La Raza at the Autry Museum of the American West, which was organized in collaboration with the CSRC, and Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo, on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The roundup includes an image of the mural Chicano History, which the CSRC lent to the exhibition. The mural was created in 1969 by Carrillo with Saul Solache, Ramses Noriega, and Sergio Hernandez for the center’s founding.
Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2018 (PDF)
Los Angeles Times, May 24, 2018 (PDF)
Los Angeles Times, May 17, 2018 (PDF)
“Artist Frida Kahlo's Popularity Soars, but Family Struggles to Manage Legacy”
Charlene Villaseñor Black, CSRC associate director and professor of art history and Chicana/o studies, was quoted in a piece discussing Mattel’s release of a Barbie designed to resemble late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Reuters, May 23, 2018 (PDF)
“Students Host Event Aimed to Promote Unified Indigenous Cultures on Campus “
The Daily Bruin covered a CSRC-hosted event whose themes were the 1993 hunger strike undertaken to support the creation of a UCLA Chicano studies department and the future role of indigeneity in Chicano studies.
UCLA Daily Bruin, May 23, 2018 (PDF)
“Introducing Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture”
Charlene Villaseñor Black, CSRC associate director and professor of art history and Chicana/o studies, previewed the new peer-reviewed journal Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, for which she serves as editor-in-chief. The journal will publish its first issue in January 2019.
UC Press Blog, May 23, 2018 (PDF)
“MeToo is as Old as the Bible. This Show Proves It.”
The Miami Herald featured a review of the exhibition Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, on display at the Frost Art Museum through June 3. The images presented in the show and review are courtesy of the artist and the CSRC.
The Miami Herald, May 13, 2018 (PDF)
“Remembering the 1968 East Los Angeles High School Blowouts”
Miguel Roura reflects on his participation in the 1968 Eastside school walkouts. Images from the La Raza Photograph Collection at the CSRC are included in the piece.
People’s World, May 11, 2018 (PDF)
“‘The Fight Is Not Over’: Luis C. Garza and George Rodriguez on Photojournalism in 1960s L.A. and the Legacy of the Chicano Blowouts”
Photographer Luis Garza took part in a Q&A with Artnews about his work with La Raza newspaper and magazine and the continuing legacy of the 1968 Chicano blowouts. Garza’s work is included in the Autry exhibition La Raza, which he co-curated and which was produced in collaboration with the CSRC. The CSRC holds Garza’s personal archival collection in addition to the La Raza Magazine Records and the La Raza Photograph Collection.
Artnews, May 11, 2018 (PDF)
“Photographer Laura Aguilar Illuminates the Lives, and Bodies, of Queer Women of Color”
A memorial piece on the life and career of artist Laura Aguilar, with images courtesy of the CSRC and the artist’s estate.
Good, May 10, 2018 (PDF)
“Lesbian, Latina, Large: The Unapologetic Artwork of Laura Aguilar—An Image Gallery”
A memorial piece on the life and career of artist Laura Aguilar, with images courtesy of the CSRC and the artist’s estate.
L.A. Taco, May 04, 2018 (PDF)
“Celebrating the Legacy of Photographer Laura Aguilar”
A memorial piece on the life and career of artist Laura Aguilar, with images courtesy of the CSRC and the artist’s estate.
Widewalls, May 3, 2018 (PDF)
“Photography Makes Me Look Within’: A Tribute to Laura Aguilar (1959–2018)”
A memorial piece on the life and career of artist Laura Aguilar, with images courtesy of the CSRC and the artist’s estate.
Frieze, May 2, 2018 (PDF)
“Passages: Laura Aguilar (1959–2018)”
A memorial piece by Amelia Jones, Robert A. Day Professor in Art and Design and vice-dean of critical studies at the USC Roski School of Art and Design, on the life and career of artist Laura Aguilar. Images were furnished by the CSRC and the artist’s estate. Jones is a contributor to the exhibition catalog Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell.
Artforum, May 2, 2018 (PDF)
“In Memoriam: Maestra Laura Aguilar”
A memorial piece on the life and career of artist Laura Aguilar, with images courtesy of the CSRC and the artist’s estate.
Brooklyn & Boyle, May 2018 (PDF)
“Spanish Names, Cultural Shifts and a Lot of L.A. Linguist Confusion. El Se-gun-dough or El Say-goon-dough?”
UCLA professor emeritus of linguistics Pamela Munro was featured in a Los Angeles Times article discussing the pronunciation of the city name El Segundo. Pamela Munro co-authored the first Zapotec-English dictionary, which was published by the CSRC in 1999.
Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2018 (PDF)
“Revisiting the Portraits of Laura Aguilar, the Pioneering Photographer Who Died This Week at 58”
A memorial piece on the life and career of artist Laura Aguilar, with images courtesy of the CSRC and the artist’s estate.
W, April 26, 2018 (PDF)
“Christina Fernandez—Camera Lens as Window”
An overview of the Lavanderia series by artist Christina Fernandez, whose work was included in the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing.
Fabrik, April 20, 2018 (PDF)
“Chon Noriega, 56, Academic, Los Angeles”
An interview with CSRC director Chon A. Noriega, who discusses his eclectic approach to scholarship and teaching.
Ageist, Los Angeles, April 19, 2018 (PDF)
“Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA”
The exhibitions Home—So Different, So Appealing, Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, and La Raza were all named in an Artnexus review of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Home—So Different, So Appealing was organized by the CSRC in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, which debuted at the Vincent Price Art Museum and is now on view at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami, was organized in collaboration with the CSRC. La Raza was organized in collaboration with the CSRC and is now on view at the Autry Museum of the American West.
Artnexus, March-May, 2018 (PDF)
Home: So Different, So Appealing, LACMA”
A review of the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing.
Artnexus, December 2017 - February 2018 (PDF)
All “In the News” articles are available in PDF format on the CSRC website.


CSRC Walkouts exhibition travels to VPAM
The CSRC Library exhibition The 1968 Walkouts: Selections from UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Collections will open June 2 at the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) at East Los Angeles College. Due to space limitations, the show at VPAM will be a modified version of the original exhibition, which featured photographs, newspapers, and ephemera pertaining to the historic Eastside student walkouts of 1968 and draws from six CSRC archival collections. The show was curated by Carlos Manuel Haro and Bryant Partida, with assistance from Oscar Castillo and Johnny Ramirez, and it received support from the Tamar Diana Wilson Fund and Carlos M. Haro Scholarship Fund. For more information, click here. The presentation at VPAM is part of an ongoing partnership between the CSRC and VPAM to exchange resources and exhibitions to benefit students and the broader Latino community. The VPAM show will remain on view through July 7. For more information, visit the museum’s website. Parts of the original exhibition will remain on view in the CSRC Library through the summer.
Book Talk: Steven Loza presents The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson and Musicología Global: Pensamientos clásicos y contemporáneos sobre la etnomusicología
Wednesday, June 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
1230 Schoenberg Music Building
Steven Loza, professor and chair of the UCLA department of ethnomusicology, director of the Center for Latino Arts, and CSRC faculty affiliate will speak about his most recent books, The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson (University Press of Mississippi, 2018) and Musicología Global: Pensamientos clásicos y contemporáneos sobre la etnomusicología (CENIDIM and the UCLA Latin American Institute, in conjunction with UCLA Ethnomusicology Publications, 2018). Paintings by Francisco Toledo will be on display. Guest speakers include UCLA faculty Robin Kelley, distinguished professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History; James Newton, distinguished professor in the Department of Ethnomusicology; and Eddie Meadows, adjunct professor in the Department of Ethnomusicology. A reception will follow the speakers program. Organized by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology and the UCLA Center for Latino Arts, and co-sponsored by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. Please RSVP here.
Indych-López in conversation with Baca
On June 16, the Brooklyn Museum will present Anna Indych-López and Judith F. Baca in conversation. Indych-López, Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities and the Arts at City College of New York at The Graduate Center, CUNY, is the author of the CSRC Press’s award-winning monograph Judith F. Baca. Baca is a pioneering artist, educator, and organizer and a professor of Chicana/o studies at UCLA. Her work is featured in the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985, currently on view at the museum. The two will discuss how ideas of collaboration and authorship, as well as intersections of race, class, and gender, have informed Baca's practice. Copies of the book, volume 11 in the A Ver: Revisioning Art History series, will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are $16 and include museum general admission. For more info, email: public.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.

All CSRC events are free and do not require an RSVP unless otherwise noted. Programs are subject to change. For the most current information, visit the Events page on the CSRC website.


CSRC lends La Raza photos to LA Plaza exhibition
¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest opens June 16 at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street in Los Angeles. The exhibition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Eastside high school walkouts. Photographs from the La Raza Photograph Collection at the CSRC are among the items on display. An opening reception will take place Friday, June 15, 5:00–8:00 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through January 14, 2019. For more information, visit the LA Plaza website.
New Getty intern
The CSRC is pleased to announce that Jamie Nord is the center’s 2018 summer intern through the Getty Foundation’s Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program. Nord is a student at the University of Redlands, where she is majoring in cultural anthropology with double minors in art history and Spanish. Her internship will focus on digitization, cataloging, and creating online exhibitions for CSRC collections. Welcome, Jamie!
National Chicano Survey Records available for research
CSRC archives specialist Doug Johnson recently inventoried fifty unprocessed boxes in the National Chicano Survey Records (formerly the National Survey of People of Mexican Descent in the United States Collection). This collection contains surveys, administrative information, and other records pertaining to this major sociological survey, which was conducted at the University of Michigan in 1979. The finding aid can be found on the Online Archive of California.
Flores shows collections pertaining to historic hunger strike
On May 1, CSRC librarian Xaviera Flores lectured to approximately forty students in CS 188, “Special Courses in Chicana and Chicano Studies: 25th Anniversary of the 1993 Hunger Strike for Chicana/o Studies at UCLA,” taught by adjunct professor José “Pepe” Aguilar. Flores spoke about the student actions and the CSRC’s role in the formation of a department of Chicana/o studies. She also showcased three CSRC collections donated by MEChA organizers and two photograph collections, one donated by Raul Ruíz, retired Chicana/o studies professor at CSU, and one donated by photojournalist and UCLA alumnus Abraham Torres.
High school students tour library
On May 8, the CSRC hosted information sessions for over ninety students and teachers from Oscar de la Hoya High School in Boyle Heights. Xaviera Flores talked about the history of the center and the role of student activism within the Chicano movement.
CSRC welcomes Artifacts
On May 11, Xaviera Flores welcomed eight members of Artifacts, a graduate student organization for information studies students interested in arts librarianship, visual resources, and library informatics. She gave a tour of the center and spoke about the challenges involved with preserving audiovisual archives and art collections within the context of a community archive.
Flores speaks to class about experiences in academia
On May 14, Xaviera Flores spoke to students in CS 149, “Gendered Politics and Chicana/Latina Political Participation,” taught by Celia Lacayo, adjunct professor in the Department of Chicana/o studies. Flores discussed her experiences as woman of color in academia and where to find support at UCLA.
To schedule a tour of the CSRC Library, contact CSRC librarian Xaviera Flores at xflores@chicano.ucla.edu or fill out the form on the CSRC Library Services page.

CSRC Press

Spring book sale!
All CSRC Press books and DVDs are now 50 percent off (tax and shipping additional) through June 15. This offer includes the PST: LA/LA exhibition catalogs Home—So Different, So Appealing and Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, as well as all titles in the award-winning A Ver: Revisioning Art History series and the Chicano Cinema and Media Art Series! To make your purchases, stop by 183 Haines Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m., or contact Darling Sianez at support@chicano.ucla.edu or 310-825-3428. Browse all CSRC Press titles on our website. Please note: Subscriptions to Aztlán are not included in the sale. DVD sale prices do not apply to institutions.
Call for submissions: Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture
University of California Press will launch Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, a new quarterly online journal, in January 2019. This peer-reviewed journal is dedicated to publishing the most current international research on the visual cultures of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, as well as that created in diaspora. It aims to approach ancient, colonial, modern, and contemporary Latin American and Latinx visual cultures from a range of interdisciplinary methodologies and perspectives. Additionally, the journal seeks to inspire and advance dialogue and debate concerning pedagogical, methodological, and historiographical issues. The editor-in-chief is Charlene Villaseñor Black.
The journal is currently seeking submissions on all aspects of Latin American and Latinx culture expressed through and relating to the visual arts. This includes approaches from but not limited to art history, design, material culture, architecture, film and media, performance art, museum studies, pop culture, fashion, public art, and activism. A defining focus of the journal is its concentration of current scholarship on both Latin American and Latinx visual culture in a single publication. For more information, visit the UC Press website.


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