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

Belated congrats to Nava & Palacios

From the L.A. Weekly, 10/4

Rocks in my Salsa – Writer-performer Cristina Nava says she remembers working to create atmosphere for a romantic evening by blending salsa in a molcajete bowl she had just bought in Tijuana. Unfortunately, what she didn’t do was eliminate the tiny stone chips loosely lodged in most such basalt bowls. Her boyfriend chipped a tooth, and the rocks in the salsa have emerged as a metaphor in her first solo performance for the tiny, pain-inducing obstacles that accompany being a Chicana in Hollywood.

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Deena Gonzalez makes the top 50!

Here’s a great photo and feature article on la muy Distinguida Doctora Deena J. Gonzalez from the LMU/LA home page. Deena, Chair of LMU’s Department of Chicana/o Studies, has been recognized as one of the 50 most important living women … Read More

Congratulations Rusty!

Way overdue here is congratulations to veteran Malcsista Rusty Barcelo, newly appointed Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota. Her office oversees Disability Services, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action, the GLBT Programs Office, … Read More

Congratulations! Amazing women…

Congratulations to MALCS chair Adriana Ayala on the recent completion of her dissertation in history at UT Austin! Adriana’s diss was titled “Negotiating Race Relations Through Activism: Women Activists and Women’s Organizations in San Antonio, Texas During the 1920s.” She … Read More