Jimmy C. Patiño Jr., a professor of Chicano Studies, describes the emotional labor he is preparing to take on with his students this fall in his class on immigration and the Latino experience. "A lot of the class will be spent kind of processing what’s happening now and trying to understand the ins and outs of it," Patiño says.
As faculty and staff in the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, we stand in solidarity with the Salvadoran diaspora as a vital part of our communities in the U.S. and decry the cancellation of Temporary Protection Status (TPS) by the current administration which will place at least 200,000 people in a precarious and inhumane situation.
Check out Dr. Gabriela Spears-Rico's Op-Ed in Latinx Talk, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, and moderated forum for the circulation and discussion of original research, commentary, and creative work.
The Department of Chicano and Latino Studies stands in solidarity with undocumented migrants in the United States. We oppose the recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which was introduced under the Obama Administration in 2012 and later expanded in 2014.
This symposium, occurring April 28-29 at the Regis Center for Art, explores the ways in which culture and art can be used to reconstruct the place of queer communities of color in today's society. The event features round table discussions with Los Angeles artists and local Minneapolis community organizers, as well as a silent auction and a workshop for children.
Beginning in high school, American studies professor Bianet Castellanos had an interest in the history and the culture of the indigenous people of Mexico. That particular history wasn’t easy to explore.
On February 2, Dr. Michelle Téllez, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, gave a talk at the University of Minnesota. She spoke to current concerns regarding the proposal to build a border wall and its implications for US-Mexico relations. This event was co-sponsored by American Studies, RIGS, and GWSS.