Marisela Chávez

Marisela Chávez

College of Arts & Humanities

Department of Chicano Studies

Associate Professor and Chair of Chicana/Chicano Studies


Marisela R. Chávez teaches and researches Chicana/o history, politics, and identity; women of color feminisms; U.S. social movements; oral history; and Latino/a immigration. She has published several articles, including “Pilgrimage to the Homeland: California Chicanas and International Women’s Year, Mexico City, 1975” in Memories and Migrations: Mapping Boricua and Chicana Histories (University of Illinois Press, 2008) and “We have a long, beautiful history”: Chicana Feminist Trajectories and Legacies” in No Permanent Waves: Recasting U.S. Feminist History (Rutgers University Press, 2010). Presently, she is revising a manuscript that traces Chicana and Mexican American women’s activism in Los Angeles from the late 1960s to 1980.

Chávez received her Ph.D. in History from Stanford University, specializing in United States, Women’s and Chicana/o History. Currently, she is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Chicana/o Studies. At CSUDH, Chávez serves on the General Education Committee, the Writing Competency Committee, and the faculty advisory board for the Women’s Studies Program. She is also a National Advisory Board Member for Chicana Por Mi Raza: Uncovering the Hidden History of Chicana Feminism (1965-1985), an NEH Digital Humanities Project, and serves on the preliminary selection committee for the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies.

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