Teaching Latinx Art History
In the Spring 2015 issue of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, the evolution of the field of Chicano art history since 1990 was the theme of the dossier section. The section was curated by Charlene Villaseñor Black, professor of art history and Chicana/o studies at UCLA, who writes in her introduction, "The conflicts between the rarefied and privileged world of art history and the practical, activist-oriented politics of Chicana/o studies are real." The dossier opens with an inquiry: What is the current state of Chicana/o and Latina/o art history? Is it in crisis? The dossier includes six sample course descriptions and syllabi intended to inspire formation of new classes on Chicana/o and Latina/o art. The examples represent a range of courses offered by professors with appointments in art history, English, Spanish
and Portuguese, and Chicana/o or Latina/o studies, at both public and private institutions. These instructors use diverse theoretical approaches, from social art history to cultural and literary studies.
Introduction to dossier: "P'adelante, P'atrás," by Black, Charlene Villaseñor (PDF)
Teachers' guides: Additionally, CSRC Press offers downloadable teaching guides for the following publications from the A Ver: Revisioning Art History series:
We welcome the submission of syllabi for posting on this page as an open resource for those teaching Latina/o/x art history or more general course surveys. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicano Education Research Project (2006-2015)
This ongoing research activity assesses Chicano education from the 1930s to the present, with a focus on California. Research sources include archival collections in UCLA libraries (including the CSRC Library and Archive), monographs, academic journals, newspapers, and Internet publications.
Principal Investigator: Carlos Manuel Haro, Ph.D. (CSRC)
Contributing Faculty: Daniel Solorzano, Patricia Gandara, Jose Luis Santos, (UCLA, Education); Laura Gomez, Stuart Biegel (UCLA Law); Robert Chao Romero (UCLA Chicana and Chicano Studies); Tara J. Yosso (UCSB Education), and Mario T. Garcia (UCSB History).
Undergraduate Research Assistants and Affiliated Students: Crystal Perez, Nancy Guarneros, Melissa Vazquez, Ebelin Castillo, Melissa Francisca Flores, Thien Ninh Huong.
Contributing Graduate Students: Lindsay Perez Huber, Ph.D. candidate (2006-09), Education; Maria C. Malagon, Ph.D. (2008) candidate, Education; Nadine Bermudez, Ph.D. candidate (2004-05), Education; Martha A. Rivas, Ph.D. candidate (2007), Education; Marisol A. Haro-Chianello, USC Law Student (2004); Peggy Fan, doctoral student, Education (2008); Erica Bennett, MA student, Information Studies (2004).
This ongoing research activity assesses Chicano education from the 1930s to the present, with a focus on California. Research sources include archival collections in UCLA libraries (including the CSRC Library and Archive), monographs, academic journals, newspapers, and internet publications. The project has three major sections: 1) an analysis of Chicano students, including immigrants, in the education pipeline from K-12 through graduate education; 2) an analysis of selected court cases, primarily those dealing with the school segregation of Chicano students (Mendez, 1946, and Crawford, 1980) and their access to higher education (Bakke, 1978, and Grutter, 2003); and 3) a history of the Chicano student movement, including student activism at the college level from 1966 to 1977 and the 1968 high school walkouts. The CSRC’s annual Latina/o Education Summit, a conference series coordinated by Carlos Manuel Haro and held on the UCLA campus each spring, explores issues that are critical for improving educational experiences and opportunities for Chicano students. The summits have dealt with critical transitions in the education pipeline (2006), community college education (2007), school governance (2008), and the education of immigrant and undocumented students (2009), funding of K-12 and higher education (2010), utilizing language and culture as educational assets (2011), and law, social policy and education (2012). CSRC Research Reports and CSRC Latino Policy and Issues Briefs
, prepared by faculty and graduate students and published by CSRC Press, have been released in conjunction with the summit series.
Annual Latina/o Education Summit
Each year since 2006 the CSRC has presented an Education Summit that brings together scholars, educators, community representatives, policy makers, and students to discuss the critical issues that Latina/o students face at each segment of the education pipeline. Participants explore viable policy recommendations and initiatives that can improve educational opportunity and increase the number of Latina/o students who earn undergraduate and graduate degrees. Each summit focuses on a specific issue.