Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join?
New and renewal memberships are welcome and encouraged year-round. You may apply and pay your membership dues online at MALCS Membership Registration with a credit card or debit card via Paypal or by sending a check to:
MALCS – Atten: Membership
1404 66th Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
Our membership dues are on a sliding scale based on income and must be renewed annually. Please select the membership level that corresponds to your current annual income. Once your payment has been processed, your membership will be activated.
When is your next event?
Upcoming events are announced on the Events Page.
How do I find out about MALCS activities in my area?
Local chapters of MALCS are organized by region across the nation. See MALCS Chapters for current information.
How do I start a MALCS chapter?
MALCS members who wish to establish a chapter must work in partnership with the MALCS Executive Committee. This means that chapters should have regular communication with the Executive Committee (via the Recording Secretary) to ensure that the proposed chapter’s structure and organization reflect the mission and values of MALCS. Chapter meetings and activities are at the discretion of each chapter. Once regional and/or institutional chapters have been established, chapters should send contact information and meeting times to the Executive Committee.
Chapters of MALCS are organized by region. After reviewing our MALCS Chapter frequently asked questions document, please contact the Secretary or Admin Coordinator for details about organizing a chapter in your area.
I don’t want to become a member, but I’d like to subscribe to the journal? How can I do that?
You can subscribe the journal via this link.
Non-member Subscription Rates:
- Individual Subscription $50/year
- Institutional Subscription $100/year
What benefits do I receive from becoming a member?
Your membership includes:
- A registration discount for the annual Summer Institute
- An opportunity to present at the Summer Institute
- A subscription to Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS
- Eligibility to participate in the annual Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS – Writing Workshop
- Access to MALCS web resources (ie. blog posting, discussion forums, member directory, online voting, etc.)
Where can I get back copies or subscriptions of The MALCS Journal – Chicana/Latina Studies?
Where is the next Summer Institute? How much will it cost?
Find the latest information about this year’s Summer Institute Site
The 2019 Summer Institute is at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst/ Five Colleges
The 2018 Summer Institute as held University of Texas, El Paso
The 2017 Summer Institute was held at Sonoma State University
The 2016 Summer Institute was held at the University of Wyoming
Want to host the next Summer Institute?
Proposals are being accepted for future MALCS Summer Institute site locations! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org