Name:Kaycea Campbell, Ph.D.
Site: My Faculty Website
Welcome to Chicano Studies
Chicano Studies is an academic discipline that originated in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. Chicano Studies concerns itself with the study of Chicana/os, Latina/os, and Mexican Americans, drawing upon a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, history, sociology, the arts, and critical theory.
The Plan de Santa Barbara is generally considered to be the manifesto of Chicano Studies. Drafted in 1969 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Plan emphasizes the need for education, and especially higher education, in Chicano community empowerment. For this reason, many Chicano Studies programs place great value on community involvement in addition to traditional forms of education and research.
Our Chicano Studies program at Pierce College is in its infancy and is
anticipated to grow within the next five years ultimately offering an AA degree
in Chicano Studies.