Chicana/o~Latina/o Studies at the Claremont Colleges

Founded in February 1969, we are the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o~Latina/o Studies at the

Operating as usual

04/06/2024

We are concerned at the arrests of 8 students and exagerrated police presence and threats against 5C students (Pomona, Pitzer and Scripps) right now at Alexander Hall. There is an obscene amount of police presence for the arrest of unarmed, peaceful protesters, who have a right to protest on campus under the first amendment.

Gaby Starr has threatened to suspend students immediately.

Join me in calling for a desist in threats of suspensions and to ask Pomona to drop charges for Pomona, Pitzer and Scripps students. Many of our students are students of color, First Gen Low Income, gender nonconforming and we absolutely under any circumstances DO NOT support threats, police force and any kind and arrests on our campuses.

This is a learning environment where we profess to teach social responsibility and community engagement and organizing against Neoliberalism and other forms of oppression. We talk about dialogue and transformation, but this is not what we are seeing with President Gaby Starr and other 5College presidents.

Student demands are in line with thousands of organizations asking for the divestment from a war machine, funded by the US, that has killed nearly 40,000 innocent civilians in Palestine. This is a matter of life and death for people of color and for us in Ethnic Studies.

Do not come after our students and our community, it is unjust!

Suyapa Portillo,
Chair of Intercollegiate Department of Chicanx Latinx Studies

04/03/2024

The Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies welcomes back Magally “Maga” Miranda Alcázar as a Chau Mellon Fellow, 2024-2026

Magally “Maga” Miranda Alcázar is currently a PhD candidate in Chicana/o and Central American Studies at UCLA. She will join the Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Program at Pomona College and the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies as a post-doctoral fellow for two years. Magally’s dissertation is titled “Disruptive Domésticas: Immigrant Latina Domestic Workers in the Shadow of Technocapitalism and argues that Latina domestic workers are often racialized as backwards, non-modern Others on platforms and digital spaces where they advertise their labor.

As a fellow, they will teach two classes per year and present their research to the campus community.

04/03/2024

Educational Activism: A Dialogue in Community
Thursday, April 11, 2024
4:30 - 6:00pm Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center, Pomona College

Join three local activists working toward educational transformation, Elena Brown-Vasquez, Samuel Brown-Vasquez, and Alma Zaragoza-Petty, in conversation with two Pomona College faculty members, Gilda L. Ochoa and Jody Valentine. This panel provides an opportunity to learn from, and engage with, area scholar- and teacher-activists to think collectively about strategies for change.

With support from Pomona College’s Wig Teaching Innovation Grant, Classics Department, and the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies

03/25/2024

Scripps Humanities Institute Presents:
Art & Resistance Among Immigrant Children
Thursday, March 28th
12:30 PM at Vita Nova 100, Scripps College

Based on ten years of work with immigrant children in two different border states – Arizona and California-Drawing Deportation gives readers a glimpse into the lives of immigrant children through 300 children’s drawings, theatre performances, and family interviews.

Silvia Rodrigues Vega is a community engaged writer, artist, and educational practitioner. She is an Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research explores the ways anti-immigration policy impacts the lives of immigrant children through methodological tools centering participatory art and creative expression.

FMI: [email protected]

03/19/2024

Are you interested or curious about Chicanx Latinx Studies? Come to our information session to learn about the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies’ Fall 2024 course offerings and meet the faculty teaching these courses. All CLS majors, minors and any student interested in CLS welcome!

Tuesday, March 26 at 4:15 PM in Hart Room 201, Smith Campus Center Pomona College

Refreshments will be served.

FMI: [email protected]

03/14/2024

Meet the Department Liaisons for AY 23-24!

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Meet the IDCLS Chair, Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda. If you have any questions about CLS courses, the major or minor, please feel free to stop by office hours or e-mail [email protected]

Office Hours @ Lincoln 1102, Pomona College
(in person, just drop by!)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-am to 11am

Office Hours via Zoom:
Fridays 9am, schedule an appt here:
https://calendly.com/suyapa_portillo

If these times do not work feel free to schedule an alternate appointment time via email.

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Meet the Program Coordinator for the Pomona College Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Program for Spring 2024, Professor Gilda Ochoa! Are you a student at Pomona and interested in Chicanx-Latinx Studies? Connect with Professor Gilda Ochoa or drop by their office hours!

Office Hours
Tuesdays 4:15-5:30 PM (and select mondays and thursdays) by appointment at calendly.com/glochoa

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Get to know our IDCLS Liaisons!

03/02/2024

Did you attend a job talk, lunch, or a teaching demo of one of the candidates for the Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies position? Share your feedback!

Survey closes Tuesday, March 5th at 6:00 PM.

https://pitzer.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b15Vdq5bLevL49w

02/26/2024

Chau Mellon Candidate Talk
Magally A. Miranda Alcázar
Familiar Interfaces: Displays of ‘Proper’ Latina Womanhood on Digital Care Platforms
Monday, March 4, 2024 | 4:15-5:15 PM | Edmunds 101, Pomona College

This talk critically interrogates the representation of Latina womanhood on digital care platforms, focusing on normative notions of ‘proper’ Latina femininity through a framework I call “familiar interfaces.” In the era of increasing reliance on digital technologies for caregiving services, understanding the ways in which the imaginaries of Silicon Valley and the racialized and gendered expectations of consumers on care apps inform the design and curated user experiences on platforms becomes imperative. Drawing on collaborative ethnography, interviews with workers, digital media theories, and critical cultural studies this research analyzes visual, textual and other component elements of platforms such as worker profile selfies and algorithmic management, producing representational frames of the idealized caregiver and negative consequences for those who fail to achieve it. This study contributes to the growing discourse on the relationship between race, gender, labor and digital technologies.

Hosted by: Pomona Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Program and Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies
FMI: [email protected]

02/26/2024

Pitzer College Job Talk Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies

Debbie M. Duarte
Rage, Revenge & A Culture of Femicide: Attending to “Borderland Ghosts”
Wednesday, February 28 | 12:20 – 1:10 | Avery 201, Pitzer College

Lunch is Provided

As we continue to contend with ongoing and ever deadlier forms of colonial violence, what might it mean to attend to our dead? This talk explores this question through the haunted sites of the Mexico-U.S. border, where the incessant flow of capital, accelerated by NAFTA, continuously requires the further commodification of life and death. Focusing on the feminicidios that occurred in Ciudad Juarez during the 1990’s through early 2000’s,I explore how “borderland ghosts” return to unsettle colonial structures by challenging the gendered and racialized discourses about “justice” that seek to deny the irreparable implications of living in the wound of a border violence, festering to this day.

Debbie Duarte is a PhD candidate in Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Their current project, Borderland Ghosts:Necropolitics at the Colonial Wound examines the role of ghosts and hauntings in literary and cultural productions in and about the Mexico-U.S. border. Their recent publication “How to Undocument a Narrative,” is featured in the Borderlands section for Public Books.

02/16/2024

Join us for Prof Soriano's talk Monday 2/19 @12:20 Avery 201

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02/09/2024

Job Talk
"The Riddle: Q***r Brown Intimacies in the Gentrifying Barrio"
Monday, February 12, 2024
12:20-1:10 at Avery 201

In this talk Dr. Carillo explores the intracommunal contestations that arise when q***r Chicanx/Latinx make claims to public space in the gentrifying barrio. Through an affect studies and q***r of color analytic, the talk examines this spatial contestation in two distinct yet interconnected visual projects: 1) Gentefied's "The Mural" episode based in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles and 2) the defacement of Paul Manuel's q***r Chicanx mural Por Vida (2015) in San Francisco's Mission District barrio. Reading these cultural works together, Dr. Carillo investigates q***rness as a politic, identity, and aesthetic. The talk establishes the use of q***r Chicanx/Latinx intimacies as a placemaking strategy that reclaims the barrio as home, despite the avalanching threat of displacement ushered in by gentrification.

Dr. Vicente Carrillo is an artist, scholar, and political education facilitator. He received his Ph.D. in Chicana/o & Central American Studies, with an emphasis in Gender Studies, from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Carrillo's research traces the contestations that arise from gentrification and the q***r racialized bodies at the core of these debates. His work provides a critical textual analysis of contemporary cultural works- q***r bars, q***r performance art, mainstream television, and muralism - to capture the complex ways q***rness is mobilized as a place-making strategy. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Dr. Carrillo works at the intersection of q***r of color critique, performance studies, gentrification studies, and Chicanx/Latinx Studies. Outside of academia, Vicente is a practicing painter.

¿Eres de El Salvador? Así puedes votar en las elecciones presidenciales 2024 si vives en Los Ángeles 02/04/2024

El Salvador is holding national elections today amid controversy under authoritarian President Nayib Bukele. To breakdown what this will mean for Salvadorans in the US listen to our very own Professor Arely Zimmerman Pomona College

¿Eres de El Salvador? Así puedes votar en las elecciones presidenciales 2024 si vives en Los Ángeles Los salvadoreños irán a las urnas este domingo 4 de febrero para elegir al presidente para el período 2024-2029. "El balance del Congreso también está en jue...

01/09/2024

Spaces are still available in this course!

CHLT/CHST/NAIS/AS/EA 170
Black & Indigenous Central America: Ancestral Territory, Water Defenders, and Extractive Industries
Thursdays 1:15-4:00 PM
Lincoln Hall 1122, Pomona College

Contemporary transnational social movements of Black and Indigenous communities have begun to align with values and demands of the movement for Black Lives in the US but also international environmental justice movements to protect ancestral lands from extractive industries across the Americas. The class will explore race, anti-blackness, and the intersections of ecological devastation of extractive industries such as open-face mining, agri-business (bananas, coffee, African palm), logging, damns and tech ‘model cities’ in the isthmus throughout the 20th century.

FMI: Professor Suyapa Portillo [email protected]

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Check out these two newly cross-listed courses being offered Spring 2024! Spaces are still available!

LAST 183 - Feminist and LGTBQ+ Movements in Latin America
T/TH – 1:15-2:30 pm – Mason 06
Latin America is the most unequal region on earth, yet it’s also home to some of the most fascinating social and political movements in history like the Zapatistas in Mexico, the Green Tide started in Argentina, the first Black revolution in Haiti, and Cuba’s socialist revolution. This new course examines the history, achievements, and failures of two of its most important movements: the feminist and LGBTQ+ movements. It addresses the strategies they have used, particularly against the conservative backlash in the region and around the world. The class features guest lectures with feminist activists and intellectuals from Latin America and the US.

GWS 183 – Transnational Feminist Theories
T/TH – 2:45-4:00 pm – Hahn 215
Globalization has been defined as the increasing interconnectedness among nations and peoples in all fields around the globe. The process has had multiple cultural, economic, and political effects on conceptualizations of “s*xuality” and its relationship to gender across the world. In this class, we will learn how to situate cultural, and historical understandings of gender and s*xuality in their geopolitical contexts. We will examine concepts of identity, s*xual practices, and q***rness in relation to notions of the local-global, nationhood, the transnational, diaspora, borders, margins, and urban-rural. We will bring postcolonial, decolonial, transnational, q***r, and feminist disciplinary approaches to talk to each other, in order to study how knowledge about s*x, gender and s*xuality is produced and disseminated transnationally.

FMI: : [email protected]

12/12/2023

Spaces are still available!

CHLT/CHST/NAIS/AS/EA 170
Black & Indigenous Central America: Ancestral Territory, Water Defenders, and Extractive Industries
Thursdays 1:15-4:00 PM

Contemporary transnational social movements of Black and Indigenous communities have begun to align with values and demands of the movement for Black Lives in the US but also international environmental justice movements to protect ancestral lands from extractive industries across the Americas. The class will explore race, anti-blackness, and the intersections of ecological devastation of extractive industries such as open-face mining, agri-business (bananas, coffee, African palm), logging, damns and tech ‘model cities’ in the isthmus throughout the 20th century.

FMI Professor Suyapa Portillo [email protected]

12/05/2023

This Spring!

12/04/2023

IDCLS Spring 2024 Courses
Spaces are still available!
Interested? Sign up on the portal or e-mail the professor. We hope to see you there!

Claremont Police Department arrests Pomona faculty member on campus - The Student Life 12/01/2023

Claremont Colleges student newspaper The Student Life reports on the arrest of Pomona College Chicanx-Latinx Studies faculty member.

Claremont Police Department arrests Pomona faculty member on campus - The Student Life On Nov. 29, the Claremont Police Department arrested a Pomona College faculty member on trespassing charges. At the time of their arrest, the faculty member was demonstrating in solidarity with Palestinians in front of Smiley Hall, playing music from a speaker. They were located 500 feet away from B...

12/01/2023

Declaración de IDCLS sobre el arresto de un profesor durante una manifestación pacífica Pomona College

12/01/2023

IDCLS Statement on the Arrest of a Professor During a Peaceful Protest


The Intercollegiate Department of Chicanx-Latinx Studies (IDCLS) at the Claremont Colleges is outraged by the arrest of an IDCLS faculty member during a peaceful protest at Pomona College on November 29th, 2023.

The decision by the Administration to call the police was unwarranted. And the charge of “trespassing” even after our colleague was identified as faculty is not only baseless, it is a threatening blow to academic freedom and free and open dialogue.

It is disappointing to see an incident of racial profiling happening on our campus, and against members of our department. It is also unsettling that our rights as an academic community to protest were infringed upon by the police.

We demand Pomona College immediately take all possible measures to have the spurious charges against our colleague dismissed. We also call on campus leadership to account for their decisions that led to the violation of our cherished values of higher education.

We demand the college conduct a thorough investigation of the incident, including the rationale for calling Claremont PD in on a student protest and the law enforcement engagement that escalated to the arrest..

The IDCLS was formed through protest during the Civil Rights movement with the purpose of achieving equitable access to higher education and racial equality. The current attempt to silence protest, diversity of opinions and organized student movement is a giant step backward for the University and our community.

Pomona College

12/01/2023

IDCLS Statement on the Arrest of a Professor During a Peaceful Protest


The Intercollegiate Department of Chicanx-Latinx Studies (IDCLS) at the Claremont Colleges is outraged by the arrest of an IDCLS faculty member during a peaceful protest at Pomona College on November 29th, 2023.

The decision by the Administration to call the police was unwarranted. And the charge of “trespassing” even after our colleague was identified as faculty is not only baseless, it is a threatening blow to academic freedom and free and open dialogue.

It is disappointing to see an incident of racial profiling happening on our campus, and against members of our department. It is also unsettling that our rights as an academic community to protest were infringed upon by the police.

We demand Pomona College immediately take all possible measures to have the spurious charges against our colleague dismissed. We also call on campus leadership to account for their decisions that led to the violation of our cherished values of higher education.

We demand the college conduct a thorough investigation of the incident, including the rationale for calling Claremont PD in on a student protest and the law enforcement engagement that escalated to the arrest..

The IDCLS was formed through protest during the Civil Rights movement with the purpose of achieving equitable access to higher education and racial equality. The current attempt to silence protest, diversity of opinions and organized student movement is a giant step backward for the University and our community.

11/14/2023

Spring 2024 IDCLS Courses flyer 🌹🦋 (Updated)
Please note this updated version includes MUS131 SC Mariachi Performance and Culture. Also, the meeting time has changed for SPAN131 SC. Please refer to your college's course listings for the updated version.

Looking forward to another semester with you! Happy scheduling!

11/06/2023

Spring 2024 Course Info Session happening Tuesday 11/7 @ 4:15pm
Hart Room, Smith Campus Center, Pomona Campus Center

come meet our professors, enjoy yummy food and community

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Pitzer College, Office of the Dean of Faculty 10/18/2023

Tenure Track Position at Pitzer:

We have extended the deadline to Oct 25th, this fall, and position will be filled by July 1, 2024.

Questions may be directed to [email protected]:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24941

Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies Field Group in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at the Claremont Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track position at Pitzer College at the Assistant Professor level, with a focus on Gender, Sexuality and Latinx/e Studies. Candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong theoretical foundation in the intersections of gender, s*xuality (including Q***r and Transgender studies), labor, class, Indigeneity, and/or cultural studies are encouraged to apply.
A Ph.D. in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, Central American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Native American/Indigenous Studies, or related interdisciplinary discipline is preferred. We also welcome candidates from traditional disciplines, but preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in Ethnic Studies and with expertise in fields other than our existing strengths.
The teaching load for this appointment will be five courses (2/3) annually. The successful candidate will teach courses in their field of expertise in the Field Group, satisfy departmental required courses (on a rotating basis), and regularly teach a writing-intensive seminar for first- year students at Pitzer College.
The candidate will be hired through Pitzer College, and they will be affiliated with the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively in an intercollegiate and interdisciplinary setting, have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and have a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.
Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement.
Applicants should submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24941 by October 25th, 2023.

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