Foundations of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Time: Saturday 10:30am -3:00pm. First Meeting Date: August 25 2018

Location: King Library, AAACNA Studies Center Program Room 525 (5th floor)


This graduate seminar examines the development of Chicana and Chicano Studies focusing on concepts, terms, theoretical formulations, and intellectual trajectories. Some of the Readings Include (complete list sent to you by email): Barrera, M. Race and Class in the Southwest, Almaguer, T. Racial Faultlines, Pardo, M.S. Mexican American Women Grassroots Community Activists, Peña, D. Terror of the Machine, , Rosaldo, R., Culture and Truth, , Pendleton Jiménez, K. How to get a girl pregnant, Selections from various authors including: Romano, Cervantes, Vaca, Alarcón, Moraga, Rebolledo, among others. Articles available as electronic reserves at King Library. Additional Materials on Canvas.

Textbook Information

Textbook list is tied to the enrollment page which will take you to the campus bookstore.

Available for purchase at the campus bookstore and also on reserve at King Library. We will also read important articles from the early years of Chicana and Chicano Studies. I will place articles on reserve within CANVAS and will provide you with electronic links to the reserves after the first class meeting.



Online Resources

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) is the official organization of Chicana and Chicano Studies. It exists since 1972 - formed by Chicana and Chicano Social Scientists. NACCS holds an annual conference, gives awards for research to students (Frederick A. Cervantes Premio), Immigrant Student BECA for undocumented students, Student Presenter Housing Fellowships, A Book Award, a Feminist/Indigena/History award to Chicanas (The Antonia I Castañeda Prize), and Community Awards at the site of the annual conference.


Class Dates

 The full calendar is: Saturday 10:30-3:00pm.  Dates:  August 25, September 8, 15, 29; October6 & 13, November 3 & 17, December 1 & 8