Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies



Aztlán presents original research that is relevant to or informed by the Chicano experience. An interdisciplinary, double-blind peer-reviewed journal, Aztlán focuses on scholarly essays in the humanities, social sciences, and arts, supplemented by thematic pieces in the dossier section, an artist's communiqué, a review section, and a commentary by the editor, Charlene Villaseñor Black. Aztlán seeks ways to bring Chicano studies into critical dialogue with Latino, ethnic, American, and global studies.

Aztlán has been the leading journal in the field of Chicanx studies since 1970. Aztlán is issued twice a year.

"Aztlán … signals the vibrancy of Chicano Studies."
— The Chronicle of Higher Education

"The preeminent scholarly journal in Chicano Studies."
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— Library Journal

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Volume 47, Number 2

Fall 2022

 Aztlán’s Fall 2022 issue opens with Araceli Esparza's essay on conceptualizations of identity in Alex Donis's artwork, followed by Marivel T. Danielson on Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s concept of “autohisteoría” and José R. López on the Ford Foundation’s relationship to the Chicano movement.

The essays in the dossier section consider "the potential of Chicana/o studies to address issues of racism, power, and oppression," as noted by the section's curators, Natalia Deeb-Sossa and Theresa Montaño.

Patrick Martinez, a Los Angeles–based visual artist, is featured on the cover and in the artist's communiqué. Martinez's works use a wide variety of “materials from the city of LA,” including paint, photographs, neon, vinyl, ceramic, stucco, and plexiglass.  

Cover image: Patrick Martinez, Hold the Ice, 2020. Neon lighting on plexiglass, 36 x 22 inches. Edition of 3. Courtesy of the artist and Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles. Photography by Makenzie Goodman.

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Cristina Beltrán, New York University
Geraldo L. Cadava, Northwestern University
Bianet Castellanos, University of Minnesota
Natalia Deeb-Sossa, University of California, Davis 
Juan de Lara, University of Southern California
Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Independent Scholar and Curator
Rachel V. González-Martín, University of Texas at Austin
Irvin Ibarguen, New York University
Felicia Rhapsody Lopez, University of California, Merced
Alejandro L. Madrid, Cornell University
Lorena Muñoz, Mills College
B. V. Olguín, University of California, Santa Barbara 
Tatiana Reinoza, Notre Dame University
Robert Chao Romero, University of California, Los Angeles
Michelle Téllez, University of Arizona
Anita Tijerina Revilla, California State University, Los Angeles