The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies is designed to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to examine the historical and contemporary experiences of Americans of Latin American origin. This diverse population includes people who trace their heritage to Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and many other Latin American and Caribbean nations. The curriculum seeks to provide an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the language, history, culture, literature, sociology, anthropology, politics, social ecology, health, medicine, and creative (art, dance, drama, film, music) accomplishments in Chicano/Latino communities. The Department offers a B.A. degree in Chicano/Latino Studies, a minor, a certificate program, and a graduate emphasis.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Incorporating Undocumented Youth and Students: A UC-Wide Workshop of Research and Policy Recommendations
University of California, Irvine
October 28, 2016
Previous research has established that there are a multitude of barriers that undocumented immigrant youth and students face due to their immigration status. Yet, undocumented youth across the nation are experiencing a more positive legal context of reception due to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Further, Californian undocumented youth have had access to in-state college tuition rates for over a decade, can now access to multiple forms of financial aid, and are attending educational institutions with increasing undocumented student resources and support staff. This workshop seeks to feature current, cutting-edge research from scholars across the University of California system, including faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Presentations should shed light not only on the barriers created by undocumented status but also the policies and best practices that are and can further improve the lives of undocumented youth and immigrant communities. The conference will result in a policy report driven by the presented research and possibly publication of papers in a journal special issue.
If you wish to present a paper, please submit a paper title and an abstract (up to 500 words) by August 26th. Submissions can be sent to Laura E. Enriquez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors will be notified of acceptances by September 1st. Stipends will be available for travel expenses.
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