Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies



Aztlán presents original research that is relevant to or informed by the Chicano experience. An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, Aztlán focuses on scholarly essays in the humanities, social sciences, and arts, supplemented by thematic pieces in the dosier section, an artist's communiqué, a review section, and a commentary by the editor, Charlene Villaseñor Black. Aztlán seeks ways to bring Chicano studies into critical dialogue with Latino, ethnic, American, and global studies.

Aztlán has been the leading journal in the field of Chicano studies since 1970. Aztlán is issued twice a year.

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Volume 42, Number 2

Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 issue of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies contains essays on Latino group consciousness among second- and higher-generation Mexican Americans; the use photovoice, a photography-based methodology, with the children of migrant farmworkers to analyze psychological distress; how the perception and treatment of teenage Latinas in the non-gateway state of Wyoming affects identity formation; and the queering of chisme in Josefina López’s Real Women Have Curves.

The timely dossier section, curated by Matt Barreto, professor of political science and Chicana/o studies at UCLA and the co-founder of the research and polling firm Latino Decisions, investigates the influential role of Latinos in the 2016 presidential election.

The editor's commentary, by Charlene Villaseñor Black, surveys the work of New Mexican sculptor Luis Tapia. The featured artist in this issue is Sandy Rodriguez, whose work calls attention to social and cultural transformation and regeneration.

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Leisy Abrego, University of California, Los Angeles
Hortensia Amaro, University of Southern California
Maylei Blackwell, University of California, Los Angeles
Héctor Calderón, University of California, Los Angeles
Ernesto Chávez, University of Texas at El Paso
Teresa Córdova, University of Illinois at Chicago
Raúl Coronado, University of California, Berkeley
Lilia Fernández, Ohio State University
George Flaherty, University of Texas at Austin
Cindy García, University of Minnesota
Matthew Garcia, Arizona State University
Robb Hernandez, University of California, Riverside
Michael Innis-Jiménez, University of Alabama
Manuel Luis Martinez, Ohio State University
Josh Kun, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Anthony Ocampo, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Alex Ortega, University of California, Los Angeles
María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, New York University
Laura Isabel Serna, University of Southern California
Omar Valerio-Jimènez, University of Iowa

  • The Spring 2015 issue (Volume 40, Number 1) of Aztlán featured a dossier section on the field of Chicana/o art history, with downloadable class syllabi.
  • To read "Latin@ Art at the Intersection," an article by Adriana Zavala in Volume 40, Number 1, click here.
  • To preview "Formation of a Latino Grassroots Movement The Association of Latin American Gardeners of Los Angeles Challenges City Hall," an article by Alvaro Huerta and Alfonso Morales in Volume 39, Number 2, click here.
  • To preview "Toward a Mariposa Consciousness: Reimagining Queer Chicano and Latino Identities," an article by Daniel Enrique Pérez in Volume 39, Number 2, click here.
  • To preview "Make 'Em All Mexican" by Linda Vallejo, the Artist's Communiqué in Volume 39, Number 2, click here.
  • To preview "Jotería Studies," the Dossier in Volume 39, Number 1, click here.
  • To preview "The Necessary Theater of the Royal Chicano Air Force" by Ella Maria Diaz, an article in Volume 38, Number 2, click here.
  • To preview "An Interview with Ramon Ramirez" by José L. S. Gámez, the Artist’s Communiqué in Volume 38, Number 2, click here.