Autobiography without Apology
The Personal Essay in Chicanx and Latinx Studies
Aztlán Anthology, Volume 7
September 2020

This collection of essays, drawn from Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, focuses on the personal experiences of Chicanx and Latinx scholars, writers, and artists. Each essay is a reflection on the process of self-naming—the role of “I”—in the authors’ work and research. Autobiography without Apology expands the earlier CSRC Press publication I Am Aztlán with the inclusion of ten essays that bring the collection up-to-date. The new title acknowledges Aztlán’s growing scope as it embraces Latinx, LGBT, and Indigenous studies as well as Chicanx studies.

Chon A. Noriega is professor of film, television, and media studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. 

Wendy Laura Belcher is associate professor of African literature at Princeton University with a joint appointment in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for African American Studies. 

Charlene Villaseñor Black is professor of art history and Chicana/o studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and associate director of the Chicano Studies Research Center. 

ISBN (paper): 
432 pages.
62 black and white illustrations
6 x 9 inches
Available from the
University of Washington Press
$21.95 paperback
2022 Independent Publisher Book Awards
Silver Medal, Education II (Commentary/Theory)