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

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Volume 47, Number 1

Spring 2022

Opening Aztlán’s Spring 2022 issue are essays by Rebeca L. Hey-Colón and Mercedes Trigos that explore Chicana feminist literature. Essays by Marlen Rios-Hernandez and Jonathan Gomez investigate Chicanx punk spaces and their relationships to the physical, political, and social worlds around them.

The dossier section—co-curated by Robert Chao Romero, Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, and David Flores—addresses the underrepresentation of religious and theological inquiry in the fields of Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x studies.

The cover and the artist’s communiqué feature the photographic works of Arlene Mejorado, a Los Angeles–based visual artist whose works employ analog and digital photography, video, and installation. 

Cover image: Arlene Mejorado, My Cousin Ana in Double Exposure or a Photographic Palimpsest, 2021. Installation and photography. Winnetka, California. 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