Chicana/o Studies Dept.
Marisela R. Chávez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chicana/Chicano Studies
LCH B311 | 310.243.3226 | email@example.com
Office Hours: MW 11:15am - 12:00pm, 1 - 2:15pm
Marisela R. Chávez received her Ph.D. in History from Stanford University, specializing in United States, Women’s and Chicana/o History. Currently, she is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies. Marisela serves on the faculty advisory board for the Women’s Studies Program and has served as parliamentarian of the Academic Senate. Marisela is also a National Advisory Board Member for Chicana Por Mi Raza: Uncovering the Hidden History of Chicana Feminism (1965-1985), a NEH Digital Humanities Project. Since 2004, she has worked with the Youth Leadership Through Literacy Program of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE).
Marisela Chávez’ teaching and research interests include Chicana/o history, politics, and identity; women of color feminisms; U.S. social movements; oral history; and Latino/a immigration. She has published several articles, including “Pilgrimage to the Homeland: California Chicanas and International Women’s Year, Mexico City, 1975” in Memories and Migrations: Mapping Boricua and Chicana Histories (University of Illinois Press, 2008) and “We have a long, beautiful history”: Chicana Feminist Trajectories and Legacies” in No Permanent Waves: Recasting U.S. Feminist History (Rutgers University Press, 2010). Presently, she is revising a manuscript that traces Chicana and Mexican American women’s activism in Los Angeles from the late 1960s to 1980.
In addition, Marisela Chávez has presented papers at national conferences such as the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, the Organization of American Historians, and the American Studies Association. In 2008, she was invited to present at the Summer Seminar on Gender History at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women.