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First Floor, Graham Hall
Phone: 915.747.5462
Fax: 915.747.6501
chicstds@utep.edu
http://academics.utep.edu/chicano

Chicano Studies offers a variety of courses from a number of disciplines. These courses are designed to impart knowledge about the Mexican-origin population, and its distribution in the U.S., as well as its history, literature, culture, economic features, social issues, and language. Chicano Studies is designed to provide individuals with the opportunity to prepare for:

  1. careers in community development programs and teaching at all levels;
  2. further study in the fields of the humanities, social science, law, and education;
  3. advanced study in cultural, gender and American studies; and
  4. professional studies such as law and health.

All courses listed in this interdisciplinary program are open to students meeting the academic prerequisites. Students may start at the sophomore level. Credit can be counted toward:

  1. An interdisciplinary major in Chicano Studies (30 semester hours of core courses)
  2. A minor (18 hours): Social Science Option, Humanities Option, Fine Arts Option, and Interdisciplinary Option.

Students desiring to pursue one of these programs should consult the Chicano Studies Director to determine a course of study suitable to their interests and professional needs.

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Minor

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Dennis Bixler-Marquez

Professor

Dennis Bixler-Marquez
Contact Information: dbixlerm@utep.edu; 915-747-5462
Education: BA, University of Texas at El Paso; MED, University of Texas at El Paso; MA, Stanford University; Ph D, Stanford University

Associate Professors

Roberto Avant-Mier
Contact Information: ravantmier@utep.edu; 915-747-6588
Education: Ph D, University of Utah
Research Interests: Communication/Media studies, Critical/Cultural studies, Latino(a)/Chicana(o) studies, Popular Music, and Intercultural Communication

Eduardo Barrera
Contact Information: eduardo@utep.edu; 915-747-6516
Education: Ph D, University of Texas at Austin

Ernesto Chavez
Contact Information: echavez@utep.edu; 915-747-6591
Education: BA, University of California, Los Angeles; MA, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph D, University of California, Los Angeles

Roberto Gonzalez
Contact Information: rgonzale@utep.edu; 915-747-7640
Education: BS, Northwestern University; MA, New Mexico State University; Ph D, Stanford University
Research Interests: Multicultural counseling; Queen Victoria's GLBT family members how how attitudes from over a hundred years ago persist to this day; <<El Diez y Seis de Septiembre>> 1810 and, especially, the Mexican caste system that existed before that date, and their long range historical effects on counseling and psychotherapy issues; initial stages of research on generating norms for career counseling assessment instruments.

Frank Perez
Contact Information: fperez1@utep.edu; 915-747-6287
Education: BA, University of Texas at El Paso; MA, University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, University of New Mexico
Research Interests: Chicana/o studies (i.e., identity issues), intercultural communication, Latina/o studies, popular culture, mass media, public art

Assistant Professors

John Siqueiros
Contact Information: jsiqueiros@utep.edu; 915-747-6314
Education: BA, University of Texas at El Paso; MA, University of California, San Diego
Research Interests: 20th century music for guitar, Latin American music for guitar, chamber music for guitar, music and society/culture.

Larisa Veloz
Contact Information: llveloz@utep.edu; 915-747-6277
Education: BA, University of California, Davis; MA, University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph D, Georgetown University