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CSRC Press releases the exhibition catalog for Home—So Different, So Appealing, CSRC holds its annual holiday book sale, Charlene Villaseñor Black discusses on public radio Coco and the commercialization of Día de los Muertos, plus graduate student and visiting scholar fellowships and more, in this month's newsletter!
The Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) is accepting applications for the IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2018-19). The program supports ABD doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Apply by January 30, 2018.
Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center for the Getty-led arts initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing explores how contemporary U.S. Latino and Latin American artists address the concept of “home.”  On view through January 21, 2018.
Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell surveys the career of Laura Aguilar, a Chicana photographer who is most widely known for black-and-white nude self-portraits that are frank and self-assertive, yet deeply sensitive and poetic. This catalog accompanies Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, a retrospective at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College opening September 16, 2017.
The Fall 2017 issue contains essays on Latino group consciousness; the use of photovoice to analyze psychological distress in migrant farmworker children; how perception and treatment of teenage Latinas affects identity formation; and the queering of chisme in Josefina López’s Real Women Have Curves. New online-only subscription option!
Since its founding, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) has played a pivotal role in the development of scholarly research on the Chicano-Latino population, which is now the largest minority group and the fastest growing population in the United States. Our research mission is supported by five distinct components: a library with special collections archive, an academic press, collaborative research projects, public programs and community-based partnerships, and a competitive grant and fellowship program.
The CSRC will be closed for Winter Break from December 23 through January 1. We will reopen January 2, 2018.

 

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