Scholarly and Creative Activities Directory

Marisela R. Chávez

Title: Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies

Department: Chicana/Chicano Studies

Office: LCH B318
Phone Extension: x3226
Email Username: mchavez

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Publications

  • Under Consideration “Beauty and Behavior: Spanish-Language Newspapers and the Ideal Ethnic Mexican Woman, Southern California , 1950-1960.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies .
  • “Pilgrimage to the Motherland: California Chicanas and International Women's Year, Mexico City, 1975.” In Memories and Migrations: Mapping Boricua/Chicana Histories, eds. Vicki Ruiz and John Chávez. University of Illinois Press. February 2008.
  • “El Centro de Acción Social Autónomo-Hermandad General de Trabajadores,” “Cleofas Martínez Jaramillo,” “The Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional,” “Monica Lozano,” “Vilma Martinez,” and “Isabel Hernández Rodríguez.” In Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia, eds.Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez-Korrol. Bloomington : Indiana University Press. March 2006.
  • “We lived and breathed and worked the movement”: The Contradictions and Rewards of Chicana/Mexicana Activism in el Centro de Acción Social Autónomo (CASA), Los Angeles, 1975-1978.” In Las Obreras: Chicana Politics of Work and Family, ed. Vicki L. Ruiz. UCLA: Chicano Studies Research Publications, 2000.


 

Conference and Public Papers

  • Panelist and Organizer, “ Thinking and Teaching the ‘Borderlands': methodologies, practices and problems.” Paper and panel accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, New York , New York. Forthcoming, March 2008.
  • “Unionists, Communists, and Community Activists: Mexican American Women in Los Angeles, 1950-1960.” Paper presented at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Philadephia , Pennsylvania, October 11-14, 2007.
  • “Before Aztlán: Mexican American Women in Politics, Los Angeles, 1950-1960.” Paper presented at the American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2007.
  • “Gender Issues,” Invited Lecture, Chicano Youth Leadership Conference, Camp Hess Kramer, Malibu, California, May 19, 2007.
  • “ U.S. Latina History Workshop.” Youth Leadership Through Literacy Program, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), Los Angeles, California. March 2007, March 2006, March 2005, and April 2004.
  • “Foremothers of Chicana Feminisms: Mexican American Women in Politics, Los Angeles, 1940-1960.” Paper presented at the 34 th Annual National Association for Ethnic Studies, Conference, San Francisco, California, March 30 – April 1, 2006.
  • Panelist, “Roundtable: Honoring Albert Camarillo,” 45 th Annual Western History Association, Scottsdale, Arizona, October 13 – 16, 2005.
  • “Pilgrimage to the Motherland: California Chicanas and International Women's Year, Mexico City , 1975.” Paper presented at “Sin Fronteras,” Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Scripps College, Claremont, California, June 2005.
  • Co-organizer, “Mirando Adelante: Looking Forward: Chicana/o Studies, the Community, and the Future.” Public Symposium, University of Utah, October 2004. Panel presented: “Teaching Chicano/a History: Syllabi, Readings , Lectures, and Everything in Between.”
  • “Pilgrimage to the Homeland: California Chicanas and International Womens' Year, Mexico City, 1975.” Invited lecture, Department of Women's Studies, California State University , Long Beach, April 2004.
  • “Pilgrimage to the Homeland: California Chicanas and International Women's Year, Mexico City, 1975.” Paper presented at “Mapping Memories and Migrations: Re-Thinking Latina Histories” Symposium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, February 28, 2004.
  • “Building a Chicana Community: The League of Mexican American Women and the Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional, 1966-1980.” Paper presented at the American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch Conference, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii, August 2003.
  • “Gender and the Organizational Culture of el Centro de Acción Social Autónomo-Hermandad General de Trabajadores (CASA-HGT), Los Angeles, 1975-1978.” Paper presented at the Western Association of Women Historians Conference, San Marino, California, June 2000.
  • “Gender and the Organizational Culture of el Centro de Acción Social Autónomo-Hermandad General de Trabajadores (CASA-HGT), Los Angeles, 1975-1978.” Paper presented at the 5 th Women's West Conference Spokane, Washington, July 2000.
  • “The Body as Public Discourse: Constructions of Womanhood in El Espectador and La Opinión , Los Angeles, 1950-1958.” Paper presented at the American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch 1999 Conference, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, August 1999.
  • “'We lived and breathed and worked the movement': Women in el Centro de Acción Social Autónomo (CASA), Los Angeles, 1975-1978.” Paper presented at the American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch 1997 Conference, Portland, Oregon, August 1997.


 

Awards and Fellowships

  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship, 2006 – 2007
  • Sally Casanova Memorial Award, (Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Award Committee—RSCAAP), California State University , Dominguez Hills, January – April 2006 Spring 2006
  • Irvine Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, Occidental College (Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence at Liberal Arts Colleges), August 2002 – August 2004
  • Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grant in Women's Studies, February 2002
  • Mellon Dissertation Grant, Stanford University, 2001 – 2002
  • Mellon Summer Research Grant, Stanford University, Summer 2000
  • School of Humanities and Sciences Fellowship, Stanford University, 1997 – 2001
  • Graduate Research Support Council Fellowship , Arizona State University, January 1997
  • Regents Graduate Academic Scholarship, Arizona State University, 1995 – 1997
  • Regents Graduate Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship, Arizona State University, 1995 – 1997
  • Feldt-Barbanell Award for the Best Paper on Women's History, Arizona State University, April 1996
  • Ford/Anderson Research Fellowship, Occidental College, 1993


 

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