2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog

Chicana/o - Latina/o Studies

Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at the Claremont Colleges
Associate Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda, department chair 

Professors Ochoa1 (PO)
Associate Professors Bacio (PO), Cano Alcalá (SC), González (SC), Portillo Villeda (PZ), Summers Sandoval2 (PO)
Assistant Professor Zimmerman (PO)
Visiting Assistant Professors Boria-Rivera (SC), Patel (PZ), Rivas (PZ)
Visiting Instructor Marquez (PO)
Lecturer Macal (PZ), Miranda (PZ), Miranda Alcazar (PZ)
, Montenegro (PO), Ramirez (SC)
Janet Hernández, Academic Coordinator

The Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies of the Claremont Colleges is concurrently a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field of academic inquiry broadly relating to people of Latin American descent within the hemisphere, particularly within the United States and the wider diaspora. Courses in Chicanx Latinx Studies take into account the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, culture, gender and sexuality. These courses are distributed across three areas of study that make up the Chicanx Latinx Studies major: 1) Educación: Identities, Cultures and Communities; 2) Experiencia: Literature, Music and Representation; and 3) Sin Fronteras: Latinx Experiences in the Americas. Chicanx Latinx Studies contribute to all fields in the humanities and social sciences including professional programs such as education, social work, medicine and law.


Chicanx Latinx Studies emerged in the academy as a product of education and social movements of the 1960s. These movements led to the initial creation of the program at the Claremont Colleges in 1969, making it the second oldest Chicano studies department in the nation. More recently, Chicanx Latinx 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 2023 2On leave Spring 2024 3On leave 2023-24


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