Chicana and Chicano Studies, San Diego State University Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies 619.594.6452


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The Department of Chicana/o Studies
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-6034

Office: Arts and Letters 348
Phone: (619) 594-6452
Fax: (619) 594-3195

Last Update: 5/23/16


In 1969 a small group of committed faculty members and students from San Diego attended the historic Santa Barbara conference where the Plan de Santa Barbara was born.  This document established the blueprint for developing Chicano Studies departments.  Since then almost every major public and private university or college in California has developed a Chicano Studies program or department.  We are proud to be among the first departments established, and now celebrate over 40 years.

The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The Chicana and Chicano Studies degree provides the student with a timely, interdisciplinary education regarding the nation's fast-growing ethnic group, the Chicano/Latino, and the interplay of culture, politics, economics and society in the dynamic U.S.-Mexican border region. The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies also endeavors to contribute to the development of knowledge about the Chicano/Latino populations and the border region through original scholarship on the part of its faculty and students. The department recognizes women and gender based issues as integral to a Chicano studies program.

Department Chair:
María Ibarra

Administrative Coordinator:

Bertha Hernández

Graduate Adviser:
Adelaida Del Castillo

Undergraduate Adviser:

Maria Ibarra

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Chicana and Chicano Studies San Diego State University