The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) was founded in 1969 with a commitment to foster multidisciplinary research efforts as part of the land grant mission of the University of California (UC), which states UC research must be in the service of the state and maintain a presence in the local community.

The CSRC strives to balance interdisciplinary and applied research in ways that can impact traditional academic departments and disciplines. Founded in the midst of social protest against profound disparities for the Mexican-descent population in the United States, the CSRC has played a pivotal role in the development of scholarly research on the Chicano-Latino population.

In continuing our service to the community, this blog highlights recent activities of the CSRC. Featuring original content written by CSRC researchers, staff, students, and community members, CSRC Post intends to provide a behind-the-scenes look at CSRC research projects, archival collections, publications, and more, addressing topics of community and public interest.

For submission queries, please contact Rebecca Epstein at repstein@chicano.ucla.edu.