Bienvenidos - Welcome to Chicana/o Studies!

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Welcome to Chicana/o Studies at The University of Texas at El Paso! Our instructional and research program is dedicated to the study of the Mexican origin population in the United States, their history, culture, and salient contemporary social issues. We provide educational access to our unique bi-national, tri-state region through a curriculum grounded in social justice and community empowerment.

Our interdisciplinary curriculum embraces local, national, and global frameworks to address race, class, gender, and sexuality paradigms that shaped, and continue to shape, the field of study as well as the experiences of Chicana/os and and all Latina/os in the United States.  Our curriculum consists of an undergraduate academic major and four academic minors. In addition Chicano Studies generates and disseminates scholarship and cultural production through the annual UTEP Hispanic Heritage Celebration, the UTEP César Chávez Celebration, and various publications.  Faculty, students and community scholars participate in a wide range of fellowships, internships, community service, and academic exchange and research programs in the U.S., Mexico and Cuba.

We are very proud to announce that in Spring 2013 the Chicana/o Studies academic minor will be available online!  Students will be able to complete their entire minor through distance learning.  Our mission is to create an online learning community that is as distinctive as it is diverse through accessible and effective degree plans in a continuously changing global society.
Chicana/o Studies at UTEP is committed to the principles of democracy and social justice through a relevant, interdisciplinary, and transformative curriculum that prepares well-informed and culturally competent global citizens for success in the 21st century.

In the News . . .

César Chávez Celebration Calendar 2017

 The Student Government Association at the University of Texas at El Paso with the collaboration of the College of Liberal Arts, is proud to present the 1st Liberal Arts Student Conference (LASC). 

Call for Papers, Performances, and/or Artworks

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Check out the website to see what they have to say about our CHIC 3342 - Spanish Dance class.

Our Director -- Dr. Dennis Bixler-Márquez is the first recipient to be honored for his outstanding contributions in the discipline of Chicano Studies at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 2nd Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2014






César Chávez 2014 Celebration

Check out the Segundo barrio TV reports:

Professor Ben Sáenz has been awarded the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his book Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club. 

Dr. Sang-Rae Lim, Professor at the Universuty of Pusan in Korea and Chicano Studies Research Fellow just published a book Latino and America.

Seminario sobre Género, Violencia y Diversidad Cultural en la Frontera Norte read more


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