Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies centers on understanding key historical and contemporary issues that shape Mexican-origin and other US Latina/o communities such as the formation of racial and cultural identities, contemporary politics, and issues of representation.

An interdisciplinary department with a focus on literature, cultural studies, history, and political science, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies examines the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, and places the experiences of US Latina/os at the center of this analysis.

We invite students into a dynamic engagement with questions of knowledge, power, and social change, while developing their own interests and the skills necessary for success.

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You might be a Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies major if you:

  • Want to serve your community as a leader for social justice
  • Have diverse academic interests
  • Appreciate multiculturalism and diversity
  • Enjoy California, Mexican, or Latin American culture and history
  • Are interested in government and politics
  • Like hands-on learning

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