CSRC Newsletter - November 2020

Volume 19, Number 3

Director’s Message

Chon A. Noriega
Director and Distinguished Professor


Noriega promoted to distinguished professor
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega has been promoted to distinguished professor of film and television, effective this past July 1. Noriega has been a full professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media since 2001. The rank of distinguished professor is granted by the UCLA Council on Academic Personnel to faculty who have advanced through the nine steps of Professor rank and who continue to perform at the very highest level of distinction in all areas of research, teaching, and service.
Carpio wins book award
The CSRC congratulates Genevieve Carpio, assistant professor of Chicana/o and Central American studies and CSRC Faculty Advisory Committee chair, on receiving the 2020 Sally and Ken Owens Book Award for her publication Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race  (University of California Press, 2019). The Owens Book Award is hosted by the Western History Association and given annually for the best book on the history of the Pacific West, including Alaska, Hawaii, Western Canada, and U.S. Pacific territories.
De Anda wins book awards
The CSRC congratulates Diane de Anda, professor emerita in the Department of Social Welfare, on receiving two International Latino Book awards in this year’s competition.  Mango Moon won an award for Best Latino Focused Children’s Book and The Day Abuelo Got Lost: Memory Loss of a Loved Grandfather received recognition in the category Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book–Bilingual or English. Both books were published by Albert Whitman & Company in 2019.
Guevara-Flanagan wins IDA grant
The CSRC congratulates Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, associate professor of film and CSRC Faculty Advisory Committee member, on receiving an Enterprise Documentary Fund grant from the International Documentary Association for her film-in-progress Body Parts. The film explores the representation and treatment of the female body in the Hollywood entertainment industry. The grant program is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and is designed to support feature-length documentaries displaying “urgent, revelatory” stories with "exemplary artistic achievement." Read the announcement in Variety here.
Solórzano and Pérez Huber publish book
Daniel G. Solórzano and Lindsay Pérez Huber have published a new book, Racial Microaggressions: Using Critical Race Theory to Respond to Everyday Racism (Teachers College Press, 2020). Solórzano, professor of education and CSRC Faculty Advisory Committee member, and Pérez Huber, associate professor in the Social and Cultural Analysis of Education program at CSU Long Beach and former CSRC visiting scholar, are co-authors of Racial Microaggressions: What They Are, What They Are Not, and Why They Matter in the Latino Policy and Issues Brief series from CSRC Press.  
López project receives press coverage
“Picturing Mexican America,” a research project led by Marissa K. López, professor of English and Chicana/o studies and CSRC Faculty Advisory Committee member, has been receiving attention from the press. López’s goal is to develop a mobile app displaying historical images and information about “Mexican Los Angeles” that coincides with the user’s location. López was recently interviewed about the project for Alta Online and on Inside the Issues with Alex Cohen for Spectrum News 1. A bike tour that López led in conjunction with the project was profiled in the Los Angeles Times. For more information about the project, visit Lopez’s website and the project’s Instagram page. “Picturing Mexican America” is supported in part by an Institute of American Cultures research grant from the CSRC.
Muñoz publishes article
José Muñoz, the IAC visiting research scholar at the CSRC for 2020-21 and associate professor of sociology at CSU San Bernardino, is a co-author of the article “Language Is Not Enough: Institutional Supports for Spanish Speaking Client-Worker Engagement in Child Welfare,” recently published in the Journal of Public Child Welfare.  
Gregorio Fernández publishes book
Noelia Gregorio Fernández, former CSRC visiting scholar, has published the book Una mirada al cine chicano: Robert Rodriguez en la era transnacional through the Instituto Franklin–UAH at the Universidad de Alcalá in Spain. Gregorio Fernández conducted research for the book at the CSRC, where she watched Chicana/o films and reviewed publications that address Latinidad in Hollywood cinema, Chicano cinema, US-Mexico transnational culture, and Chicanismo. She is currently a researcher at the Instituto Franklin–UAH and adjunct professor of bilingual education at Universidad Internacional de la Rioja.
Jones publishes book
Amelia Jones, Robert A. Day Professor and vice-dean of academics and research at the Roski School of Art and Design at University of Southern California, has written the book In Between Subjects: A Critical Genealogy of Queer Performance,  to be released this month by Routledge. In her book, Jones highlights materials from the Robert Legorreta–Cyclona Fire of Life Collection housed at the CSRC.
Getty Foundation releases report on undergraduate internship program
Since it began in 1993, the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program has sought to diversify museums and visual arts organizations by providing training opportunities for college students in minority groups. A recent study released by the Getty Foundation reveals that approximately one-third of Getty Marrow interns have gone on to work in the arts and 92 percent of them attribute their career paths to the program. The CSRC has participated in the program since 2006 and to date has hosted eighteen Getty Marrow interns at the CSRC Library and with the CSRC Press. Read the full report here.

CSRC in the News

“A Look Back: Mapping Another LA: The Chicano Art Movement”
The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs shared on their events calendar an online version of Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Movement, an exhibition organized by the CSRC at the Fowler Museum at UCLA in 2011. The Fowler created the online exhibition, which launched October 24, as part of its "Fowler at Home" program series. Funds from the DCA supported the museum exhibition. See the online exhibition here.
CultureLA.org, October 24, 2020 (URL) (PDF)
“Why Is Progress So Slow for Latinos in Hollywood?”
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was quoted in a UCLA Newsroom story about minority representation in the Hollywood entertainment industry. The story follows an open letter from 270 Latino writers and content creators that was published in the Los Angeles Times on October 15.
UCLA Newsroom, October 22, 2020 (URL) (PDF)
UCLA Newsroom Daily Highlights, October 22, 2020 (PDF)
“A Conversation with La Raza Magazine’s Luis C. Garza”
The Runner, a student newspaper at Cal State Bakersfield, reported on a campus event in September that featured photographer Luis C. Garza and honored the fifty-year anniversary of the National Chicano Moratorium. The article mentions the La Raza Photograph Collection at the CSRC.
The Runner, October 7, 2020 (URL) (PDF)
All “In the News” articles are available in PDF format on the CSRC website.


IAC Fall Forum
Wednesday, November 18
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Meet the 2020-21 Institute of American Cultures scholars! The IAC’s four ethnic studies centers invite you meet this year’s postdoctoral scholars, who will discuss their research in an interview format led by UCLA faculty. This year’s scholars are Nicholas Barron, associate faculty of anthropology, Mission College, Santa Clara; A. J. Kim, associate professor of city planning in the School of Public Affairs, San Diego State University; Farzana Saleem, UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow; and José A. Muñoz, associate professor of sociology, CSU San Bernardino. This event is organized by the Institute of American Cultures and co-sponsored by the American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, Chicano Studies Research Center, American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program, Department of Asian American Studies, Department of African American Studies, César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies, and UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs and Initiatives. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

All CSRC events are free to the public. Programs are subject to change. For the most current information, visit the Events page on the CSRC website.

CSRC Library

Flores welcomes new students
On September 30, Xaviera Flores, CSRC librarian and archivist, introduced new doctoral and undergraduate students in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies to CSRC services during the department’s first ever online welcome event. Ninety-one students attended the event.
Exhibitions with CSRC loans
The following exhibitions, opening this month or currently on view, include images and artworks from CSRC collections and publications:
Library and archive available remotely
In accordance with Chancellor Gene Block’s directive to suspend most on-campus operations, the CSRC Library and its archive are closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. During this time, CSRC Library staff will remain available via email, and we look forward to engaging with community members remotely. For assistance, please email librarian@chicano.ucla.edu.

CSRC Press

New publication in the Oral Histories Series
Chicana photographer Laura Aguilar (1959–2018) is most widely known for her self-assertive and deeply sensitive black-and-white nude self-portraits. In this interview with Carolina Miranda, Aguilar discusses self-portraiture in addition to a wide range of other topics that include growing up in San Gabriel, California; Latina/o and LGBT communities in Los Angeles; and her photographic series and individual works.  The oral history is illustrated with twenty-nine of Aguilar’s photographs. Click here for the PDF, which is available for download without charge. A list of artists interviewed for the Oral History Series can be found here. Aguilar’s work is featured in the CSRC Press’s prize-winning exhibition catalog Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, published in 2017, and the CSRC Library holds the Laura Aguilar Collection (ca. 1988–2003).
Fall book and DVD sale continues!
Through December 18, 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. To see the full list of sale titles, visit the CSRC website. To place an order, contact the CSRC directly by emailing Ari Hoyos, CSRC business assistant, at ahoyos@chicano.ucla.edu.
Aztlán available for download
All back issues of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, including the fall 2020 issue as well as individual essays, are available for download at IngentaConnect. Print and digital subscriptions are also available through this platform. The fall 2020 issue includes an analysis of the public rhetoric of Donald Trump that documents the president’s racist statements about immigrants and Latinos, an examination of how literary strategies challenge established frameworks and preconceived binaries in the work of novelists Ana Castillo and Tómas Rivera, and a look at Mexican American masculinities in the reality TV show Los Cowboys. The dossier section, curated by Rafael Pérez-Torres, focuses on the temporality of Latinx and Chicanx studies, and Antonio Bernal, whose mural in Del Rey, California, is considered one of the earliest of the Chicano art movement, is featured in the artist’s communiqué and on the cover. To explore all issues from the past fifty years, and purchase or subscribe, click here.


IAC Visiting Scholar Fellowship Program in Ethnic Studies 
The Institute of American Cultures offers in-residence appointments to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicana/os. The IAC especially encourages applications that advance our understanding of new social and cultural realities occasioned by the dramatic population shifts of recent decades, including greater heterogeneity within ethnic groups and increased interethnic contact. Each 2021-22 IAC Visiting Scholar will receive funding for one or more quarters and may receive up to $35,000 for three quarters (contingent upon rank, experience, and date of completion of their terminal degree). In the event that an award is for less than three quarters or a nine-month appointment, the funds will be prorated in accordance with the actual length of the award. Visiting Scholar appointments are for persons who currently hold a permanent academic appointment. Visiting Scholar funds will be paid through the awardees home institution and awardees will be expected to continue their health insurance through that source. These funds may be used to supplement sabbatical support for a total that does not exceed the awardee’s current institutional salary. Awardees may receive up to $4,000 in research support. The Bunche Center for African American Studies will not have a Visiting Scholar for the 2021-22 academic year. 
Eligibility Requirements: 
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • PhD from an accredited college or university at the time of appointment, or in the case of the arts, an appropriate terminal degree
  • UCLA faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply
Application deadline: January 7, 2021, 11:59 p.m. (PDT). Applicants will be notified in March.
To Apply: https://sa.ucla.edu/IAC/VisitingScholar/Home
University of California-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI) Grants
The UC Office of the President has launched the University of California–Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI). This systemwide effort is designed to support faculty diversity by enhancing pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented students from California Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). The UC-HSI DDI program includes two components: 1) Competitive grant awards to UC faculty/faculty administrators that will support short- and long-term programs/projects to enhance and expand pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented minorities, with a goal to increase faculty diversity and inclusion at UC; and 2) funding to support graduate student preparation for the professoriate. (UCOP will coordinate directly with campus graduate divisions for this component of the Initiative.) The grant program offers two funding mechanisms, with small awards up to $50K and large awards up to $350K. For more information and to view the full RFP, visit the UC-HSI DDI webpage  or contact gradstudies@ucop.edu. Deadline for proposals: January 29, 2021.
CSRC available remotely
In accordance with Chancellor Gene Block’s directive to suspend most on-campus operations, the CSRC is closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. During this time, CSRC staff will remain available via email (http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/about/staff) and at csrcinfo@chicano.ucla.edu.
The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.