The organization of the online verison of the directory is by the name of the University.

Corrections/Additions are welcomed

Directory of Chicana/o, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies Program, Research and Policy Centers
edited by Kathryn Blackmer Reyes
for the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies

The Directory of Chicana/o, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies Program, Research and Policy Centers is designed to facilitate contact and networking among various institutions and agencies that have an education and/or social mission.  In the time of retrenchment from ethnic studies, it is imperative that strategies for resisting attacks are developed and shared.  It is our hope this long-needed Directory will facilitate positive interaction among the Programs, Centers, and Agencies listed herein, and others who may have been unwittingly excluded. Furthermore, even as our resources have decreased, the demand and need for research meaningful and relevant to our communities continues to grow, thus this directory is also designed to help students identify the available programs and resources in their areas of interest in order to facilitate and encourage their pursuit of advanced degrees.

Although the title only lists three types of programs, this directory includes Ethnic Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, America Studies, Southwest Studies, Cuban Studies, Puertorriquen Studies, Hispanic Studies and more.  The directory includes City Colleges, State Universities, Private/Public Colleges, and Public/Private Universities.

The information that is immediately available is only by the name of the institution. Plans for an index of Program via States, States via Programs, etc will be forthcoming. A directory in a print format will be made available for a fee. The reason that the directory is available online is to make it accessible.

The Directory has been a resource that NACCS has attempted to make accessible since 1999. The 1999 directory had about 250 entries. Then NACCS Coordinator, Louis Mendoza, oversaw the project.  A completed directory was made but never made publicly available. Many years later and a few attempts in between, the directory has finally come full circle.  Last year, a printed copy of the directory was located and the work at creating an updated directory began.  Kathryn Blackmer Reyes oversaw the work of this edition. The 2005 edition includes almost 400 entries.

Our thanks go to Louis Mendoza and his staff at the University of Texas at San Antonio who did the original gathering.  He also credits the Chicana/Latina  Research Center at UC Davis.  His staff benefited from the Petersonís 1998 Graduate Directory and Ethnic Studies in the United States: A Guide to Research by Gretchen M. Batraille, Miguel Carranza, and Laurie Lisa. For this edition, Blackmer Reyes was assisted by Laura Archbold, Andy Osburn, and Brad Grebitus at Sacramento State University and additional entries were provided by the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UC Los Angeles.

 

Now years later from 1999, so much of the information is available online that anyone searching for a program can find it themselves. But the work of gathering all of these programs into one list was done on the belief that a project like this was needed and would be utilized. We hope you find it a useful tool.

 

The organization of the online verison of the directory is by the name of the University.

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, NACCS and the NACCS logo are registered in the U.S. Pat. & Tm. Office. Use of the name or the logo without permission of the organization can result in legal action.