Charlas y Café

Charlas y Café is a Zoom series where, over virtual coffee, we delve into the experiences of Chicana historians. Join us as we explore the journeys and accomplishments of the first 100 Chicanas who earned their PhDs in history, gaining valuable insights into their work and careers. This series aims to inspire and guide the next generation of Chicana historians.

Join us at our next charla: April 22, 2024 @3:00 PM ET.

Upcoming Charla will feature esteemed Chicana historians: 

Dr. Vicki Ruiz, Distinguished Professor Emerita of History and Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California, Irvine

Dr. Mary Ann Villarreal, VP for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI), University of Utah

This conversation will be moderated by Dr. Margaret Salazar-Porzio, Curator and Chair, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. 

Dr. Lorena Chambers, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan will introduce this charla.

 Don’t miss this conversation!

Charla : Building Communities

December 1, 2023

Dr. Albert Camarillo, Professor of History and Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor/Haas Centennial Professor of Public Service, Emeritus, Stanford University

Dr. Ernesto Chávez, Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Timmons Professor of Borderlands History and Chair, University of Texas at El Paso

Dr. George Sánchez, Professor, Departments of American Studies & Ethnicity, and History, University of Southern California

Moderated by Dr. Lorena Chambers, with an introduction by Dr. Margaret Salazar-Porzio. Drs. Camarillo, Chávez, and Sánchez shared insights into their experiences building communities for Chicana/o/x historians, the challenges of gender disparities, and uplifting the work of Chicana scholars.

Charla : Consejos y Comunidad

September 15, 2023

Dr. Antonia Castañeda, Professor Emerita of History, St. Mary’s University, Chicana/o and Women’s Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and History at UT Austin

Dr. L Heidenreich, Professor of History, Affiliate Faculty Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Washington State University

Moderated by Dr. Margaret Salazar-Porzio, with an introduction by Dr. Lorena Chambers, these Chicana historians shared valuable tips on building and finding community within the field, navigating the academic journey, strategizing, and seeking support. Gain wisdom from their experiences on the beginnings of Chicana/o/x history.