Chon A. Noriega to continue as CSRC director one more year, CSRC to co-host a virtual UCLA Medal ceremony honoring former US congressman Esteban E. Torres, CSRC librarians earn "career status," and more in this summer issue of the CSRC Newsletter!
Image: US President Jimmy Carter and Esteban Torres, 1980. Esteban Torres Papers, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
As demonstrations in support of Black Lives Matter exploded across the country this past May, the editorial team at the CSRC concluded it is time to make a change.
InPark Magazine profiled recent hires at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, including Pilar Tompkins Rivas as chief curator and deputy director of curatorial and collections. The article mentions Rivas's former appointment as arts project coordinator at the CSRC.
In a story about the recent toppling of statues near California missions, the CSRC-led research project Critical Mission Studies was mentioned, as well as “Toppling Mission Monuments and Mythologies,” an online conference organized by the project’s leaders and held on July 15. The collaborative project involves researchers from area universities and Indian tribes.
A story in UC Riverside News previewed the online conference “Toppling Mission Monuments and Mythologies,” organized by Critical Mission Studies, a research project based at the CSRC.
The Los Angeles Times reported on the appointment of Pilar Tompkins Rivas as chief curator and deputy director of curatorial and collections at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
In a statement published June 30, 2020, UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily A. Carter announced new steps the university will take to support Black students at UCLA. The CSRC, along with the other ethnic studies research centers within the Institute of American Cultures, was named as one of the university units that will be bolstered in these efforts.
A book review of The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Identity, from Nixon to Trump (Ecco Press, 2020) by Geraldo Cadava and The Rise of the Latino Vote: A History (Harvard University Press, 2020) by Benjamin Francis-Fallon cited the authors' use of the CSRC Library’s archive, which the reviewer called an otherwise “underutilized” resource.
UCLA Newsroom published a photo essay of Bruins demonstrating their resiliency during the pandemic. Offering their personal experiences were LeighAnna Hidalgo, CSRC IUPLR-Mellon dissertation fellow; Moctesuma Esparza, CSRC collections donor and UCLA alum; Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, member of the CSRC faculty advisory committee; and Darling Sianez, CSRC business manager.
UCLA Newsroom published a piece highlighting four students from the class of 2020 with ties to UCLA's four ethnic studies centers and their related academic departments. Among them was CSRC graduate student researcher Sarah Corona. Corona recently received an MA in Latin American studies and an MLIS in information studies.