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Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies

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Professor Ray Buriel, program coordinator
Steering Committee: Buriel, Ochoa, Summers Sandoval, Tinker Salas1

Professors Buriel, Ochoa, Tinker Salas1
Associate Professor Summers Sandoval
Tami Arnold, academic coordinator

Chicana/o-Latina/o studies is concurrently a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field of academic inquiry broadly relating to people of Latin American descent within the hemisphere, in particular within the United States. Courses in Chicana/o-Latina/o studies take into account the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, culture, gender and sexuality. These courses are distributed across four areas of concentration that make up the Chicana/o-Latina/o studies major: 1) border and transnational studies; 2) educación: social justice, formation and critical pedagogy; 3) literature, art and representation; and 4) politics, social movements and labor. Chicana/o-Latina/o studies contributes to all fields in the humanities and social sciences, including professional programs such as education, social work, medicine and law.

The Chicana/o-Latina/o studies program at Pomona College is part of the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at the Claremont Colleges. Chicana/o-Latina/o studies emerged in the academy as a product of educational and social movements of the 1960s. These movements led to the initial creation of the program at the Claremont Colleges in 1969, making the program the second oldest in the nation. More recently, Chicana/o-Latina/o studies has emerged as a field of inquiry relating to Latin Americans in the hemisphere and has been the site for work seeking to transcend the gaps between area studies and ethnic studies. 

1On leave fall 2013 2On leave spring 2014 3On leave 2013-14

Intercollegiate Department Chair, Associate Professor María Soldatenko
Additional Intercollegiate Faculty Associate Professors Alcalá (SC), Soldatenko (PZ)

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