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."
— Magazines for Libraries

"This esteemed journal of record is essential for virtually all academic libraries."
— Library Journal

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Volume 45, Number 1

Spring 2020

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, CSRC Press is making available to the public three essays from the Spring 2020 issue.  Find them here.

Essays in the Spring 2020 issue explore the impact of affirmative action on the Chicano movement, the reinscription of La Llorona in works by Gloria Anzaldúa and Sandra Cisneros, symbolic networking among sonidos in Chicago's baile economy, and political opposition in the poetry of Javier Huerta.

In the dossier section, curated by Michelle Téllez, writers, poets, and artists reflect on fifty years of Chicana feminism. 

This fiftieth anniversary issue also celebrates the work of LA-based artist Judithe Hernández, who created the covers and illustrations for the earliest issues of Aztlán. In the editor's commentary, Charlene Villaseñor Black looks at these works and discusses Hernández's vital role in shaping the journal. The cover and the artist's communiqué feature some of Hernández's recent works.

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Hector Amaya, University of Virginia
Jason de León, University of Michigan
Sara Jane Deutsch, Duke University
Alicia Gaspar de Alba, University of California, Los Angeles
John Moran Gonzalez, University of Texas, Austin
Elena Gutiérrez, University of Illinois at Chicago
Joshua Guzmán, University of California, Los Angeles
Brian Herrera, Princeton University
Daniel Martinez HoSang, Yale University
Aida Hurtado, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ji Young Kim, University of California, Los Angeles
Cecilia Márquez, New York University
Louis Mendoza, Arizona State University
Cecilia Menjívar, Arizona State University
Tey Marianna Nunn, National Hispanic Cultural Center
Richard T. Rodríguez, University of California, Riverside
Silvia Spitta, Dartmouth
Adriana Zavala, Tufts University