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 College Art Association press release announced the 2019 Awards for Distinction recipients, including the CSRC.
ARTnews published a list of this year’s College Art Association Awards for Distinction recipients, including the CSRC.
Colin Gunckel, associate professor of screen arts and cultures at the University of Michigan and associate editor of the A Ver book series, and Laura Isabel Serna, associate professor of cinema and media studies at USC and a CSRC collections donor, wrote a post for the Film Comment blog that discusses their upcoming publication from CSRC Press on the creative writings of Gabriel Navarro, a Mexico-born journalist based in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 1930s.
UC Riverside News published an article on the Critical Mission Studies at California’s Crossroads project, which was awarded $1 million in funding through UC’s 2019 Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives. The project is led by CSRC associate director Charlene Villaseñor Black.
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega is quoted in a piece in the Daily Bruin about the “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement” required of all prospective UCLA faculty. The policy was instated for the 2018-19 academic year.
UCLA Newsroom highlighted the IAC Film Festival, held in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the UCLA Institute of American Cultures. The program featured films made by UCLA alumni that address cultural and social justice issues. The CSRC presented Requiem-29 (1971) and Chicana (1979) in the morning session, along with Selena (1997) as the festival’s feature presentation in the evening.
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!
UCLA Newsroom reprinted a story by UCLA Magazine that highlights the fiftieth anniversary of the UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) by examining current research being performed at UCLA's four ethnic studies research centers. CSRC director Chon A. Noriega, who was interviewed for the piece, discusses the value of art and the CSRC’s research and academic programs to forwarding the IAC’s mission.
“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).