Associate Director

CHARLENE VILLASEÑOR BLACK is Associate Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Acting Director for Fall 2015, and Professor of Art History and Chicana/o Studies.  In 2016, she became the editor of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, published by CSRC Press. While much of her research investigates the politics of religious art and global exchange in the early modern Ibero-American world, she is also actively engaged in the Chicana/o art scene. She recently edited Shifra Goldman’s Tradition and Transformation:  Chicana/o Art from the 1970s to the 1990s (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, 2015) and a dossier in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies dedicated to teaching Chicana/o and Latina/o art.  She is the author of the award-winning book, Creating the Cult of St. Joseph:  Art and Gender in the Spanish Empire (Princeton University Press, 2006).