Chicana/Chicano Studies

Welcome to the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department

Message From the Chair

Welcome to the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department! We are an interdisciplinary academic space for learning about Chicana/o and Latina/o experiences and populations in the United States, within a framework of social justice. Our academic program prepares students for a variety of professional opportunities as well as graduate and professional school and our faculty work closely with students to guide them towards success.

The Chicana and Chicano Studies Department hosts a variety of extracurricular activities and we encourage students to enrich their university experience by participating in student internships and organizations. For example, the Chicana/o Studies Department works closely with community non-profit agencies like La Hermandad Mexicana, C.H.I.R.L.A., and C.A.R.E.C.E.N. and with campus clubs such as M.E.Ch.A (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlán), the Chicana/o Studies Club and Espíritu de Nuestro Futuro.

We look forward to sharing more about our program and to meeting you. Stop by and visit us in LaCorte Hall!

Marisela R. Chávez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair


2019 Faculty Awards Honor Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) honored faculty members during the 2019 Faculty Awards Reception on April 18 for their excellence in teaching and research, their contributions to university governance and development, and for the role non-tenure track faculty play in student achievement.

During the reception, which took place in the Loker Student Union, 40 of their colleagues were also celebrated for five to 35 Years of Service to the university. 

Corina Benavides-Lopez Chicana/o CSUDH Lyle E. Gibson Award

Cherrie Moraga Spring 2019 CSUDH CHS/WMS