Patricia Zavella honored at UCSC

Hola mujeres, I thought you’d like to know that our comadre Profesora Pat Zavella is being honored by our campus for her outstanding research and academic accomplishments. We are very proud of her so I thought I’d share it with … Read More

JOB: Asst. Prof. WomStu at UDelaware

Tenure-track assistant professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware, with the appointment to begin 1 Sept. 2009. Ph.D. required; an advanced degree in Women’s Studies preferred. Candidates should be prepared to offer introductory through upper-level courses in transnational feminisms and to focus on race, class, and sexualities in a global context. Teaching and research interests in feminist legal and/or environmental issues are desirable.

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Vicki Ruiz named UCI Dean of Humanities

Vicki L. Ruiz, a UC Irvine historian specializing in Chicano/Latino studies, has been named dean of the UCI School of Humanities, effective immediately.

The UC Regents confirmed Ruiz’s appointment today at their meeting at UC San Francisco.

Ruiz, 52, will lead a school renowned for its range of scholarly contributions and its commitment to innovative and interdisciplinary education. The School of Humanities is home to more than 2,600 students and 180 faculty members in more than 100 research specialties. Many programs within the School of the Humanities are among the highest ranked in the country, including literary criticism and theory, English, comparative literature, French and philosophy.

“Professor Ruiz is a pioneer in her field and has spent her entire career breaking down barriers for Latinos in academia,” UCI Chancellor Michael V. Drake said. “She has an impressive record in scholarly and administrative roles and will lead the School of Humanities to the next level of excellence.”

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Congrats to Ana Juárez for NSF UG Research grant

Congratulations to Texas State University Anthropology professor Ana Juárez for receiving NSF funding for the “Research Experience for Undergraduate Site on Culture and Globalization in Highland Guatemala” program. The three-year multi-institutional grant will provide funding for students from four institutions … Read More

Congrats to Antonia, NACCS Scholar 2007!

The National Association of Chicana & Chicano Studies (NACCS) is this week/end….and will feature the 2007 NACCS Scholar Award for Dr. Antonia Castaneda’s “lifetime of scholarly achievements, longstanding commitment to NACCS and its future development, unwavering dedications towards undergraduate students, … Read More

Go Karina & crew!

MALCS Undergrad Rep Karina Avalos was one of five students from San Jose’s National Hispanic University who out-debated the “heavily favored” USC team to win the California state Ethics Bowl title and a berth in the national championships next week. … Read More

It's here! It's here!

I just received the latest gorgeous copy of Chicana/Latina Studies featuring a cover image of Guatamaltecas demonstrating in the streets, and a preface by outgoing editor Alicia Partnoy. The Fall 2006 issue features articles on puertorriqueña filmmaker Frances Negron-Muntaner and … Read More