The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Diversity Award from the College Art Association (CAA). An international leadership organization in the visual arts, CAA is dedicated to the promotion of equity and inclusion within the art and academic fields.
A cover story in UCLA Magazine on the ethnic studies research centers, new research projects, new additions to CSRC collections, fellowship opportunities, and more in this month's newsletter!
“Critical Mission Studies at California's Crossroads,” a two-year research project led by CSRC associate director Charlene Villaseñor Black, is among the projects described in a press release about grants awarded by UC’s Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI).
An article in NonProfit Quarterly about a new permanent gallery dedicated to the Latinx experience at the Smithsonian referred to Invisible No More: An Evaluation of the Smithsonian Institution and Latino Representation, a 2018 study coproduced by the CSRC and the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative.
UCLA Magazine highlighted the fiftieth anniversary of the UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC), examining current research being performed at UCLA's four ethnic studies research centers. CSRC director Chon A. Noriega, who was interviewed for the piece, discussed the value of art and the CSRC’s research and academic programs to forwarding the IAC’s mission.
An article featured in ARTnews examined the influences and career of artist Daniel Joseph Martinez. Martinez’s work was included in the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2017 and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2017-18.
The Current reported that Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture won a 2018 American Book Award. Altermundos was co-edited by Ben Olguín, professor of English at UC Santa Barbara, and Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson, assistant professor of Mexican American studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The book was published by CSRC Press.
Give the gift of books! CSRC Press books are now 50 percent off (tax and shipping additional) through December 20.
The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC), with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, seeks applicants for the inaugural cohort of the Social Justice Graduate Fellows (SJGF) program. Completed applications must be received by December 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
A tribute to our beloved colleague Leobardo Estrada, a commentary on Camp Hess Kramer and its severe destruction by the Woolsey fire, CSRC books on sale, fellowship opportunities, events, and more in this month's newsletter.
(Image: Leo Estrada in his office in May 2018, prior to his retirement. Courtesy UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs)