Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies

Aztlán 46.2 cover


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.

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— The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Volume 46, Number 2

Fall 2021

The essay section of Aztlán’s fall 2021 issue begins with two essays that consider the impact of discourse and rhetoric in the Trump era. The final two essays provide complementary considerations of the effects of and responses to anti-immigrant discourse and sentiment, with one presenting the concerns of Latinx youth and the other assessing the creative responses of Chicanx authors.

The dossier section, curated by Josefina Saldaña-Portillo and Simón Ventura Trujillo, explores the concept of mestizaje in a set of essays that respond  to Saldaña-Portillo’s influential essay “Who Is the Indian in Aztlán?,” published in 2001.

In the editor's commentary, Charlene Villaseñor Black looks at L.A. Sonata, series of twenty-four glass mosaics by artist Judithe Hernández.

The cover art and artist’s communiqué feature the work of Alfredo de Batuc, a Los Angeles–based visual artist. Accompanying the images is an interview that Aztlán editor Charlene Villaseñor Black conducted with the artist.

Cover image: Alfredo de Batuc, Dos, 2004. Oil on canvas, 24 × 12 inches. © 2004 by Alfredo de Batuc; image courtesy of the artist.

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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