2021 Preliminary Program  

 A preliminary listing of presentations is now available.
All final details will be available to conference registrants.

All Plenaries are open to the public.

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Plenary I: Thematic Plenary 
Love in the Time of La Corona
Wednesday, April 14

Linda Heidenreich
, Washington State University
Revolutionary Love in Times of Global Shift

Ben V. Olguín, University of California, Santa Barbara
Crisis, Conflict, Conjuncture: Confronting the Discrepant Raza Archive—Notes Towards a Chicanx Marxist Praxis  

Karen Mary Davalos, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
A Love Letter in the Time of La Corona

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Plenary II: Student Plenary 
Frederick A. Cervantes Student Plenary

Thursday, April 15

2021 recipient
Alejandro Ollin Prado
, University of California, Santa Barbara - Graduate.
Tracking China-Chicanx Studies: A Historical and Contemporary Analysis of China and Chicanx/Latinx Populations

2020 recipients
Alex Nuñez. University of Arizona - Graduate.
A Catcher's Mask: Vincent Nava, Baseball's Colorline, and Mexican American Racialization.

Yuridia L. Gutierrez. Kalamazoo College - Undergraduate. 
"Poetry as a Tool for Mobilization and the Transformation of Poetry into Poetics."


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Plenary III: Chicana Plenary 
 Reshaping Our Bodies of Knowledge: Transcending the Limits of Chicana/x Studies
Friday, April 16

Sandra K. Pacheco, Independent Scholar
Situating Ancestral Medicine: Teaching, Research, and Practice 

Francisco J. Galarte, University of New Mexico
Fleshing Out the Chicana/x Butch and Chicano/x FTM Borderlands

Doris Careaga-Coleman, University of New Mexico
Rethinking the Mexican Nation/State: Afro-Mexican communities and their implications in Chicano Studies

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 2021 NACCS Scholar

Josie Mendez Negrete
University of Texas, San Antonio

2020 NACCS Scholar

Al Camarillo
Stanford University

  Book Award

2021 Recipient

Marissa K. Lopez. Racial Immanence: Chicanx Bodies beyond Representation. NYU Press, 2020.

Honorable Mention:

Paul Apostolidis, The Fight for Time: Migrant Day Laborers and the Politics of Precarity, Oxford University Press.

Genevieve Carpio,  Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race. University of California Press

Laura Perez, Eros Ideologies: Writings on Art, Spirituality, and the Decolonial. Duke University Press

2020 Recipient
Cristina Salinas. Managed Migrations: Growers, Farmworkers, and Boarder Enforcement in the Twentieth Century. University of Texas Press, 2019.


Honorable Mention:

Roberto Hernandez’s Coloniality of US/Mexico Border, University of Arizona Press.

Antonia I. Castañeda Prize

Micaela Díaz-Sánchez. University of California, Santa Barbara.
“Rebozos, Huipiles, y ¿Qué?: Chicana Self-Fashioning in the Academy,”
in meXicana Fashions: Politics, Self- Adornment, and Identity Construction.
University of Texas Press, 2020.


Frederick A. Cervantes Student Premio

 2021 Recipient

Alejandro Prado
University of California, Santa Barbara - Graduate


2020 recipients

Alex Nuñez
University of Arizona - Graduate.

Yuridia L. Gutierrez.
Kalamazoo College - Undergraduate.

Open Mic/Flor y Canto

Noche de Cultura-Bozalta



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