Welcome to the Department of Chicana/o Studies!

For general inquiries please contact us at chidept@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-2421, M-Th, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. & Fri. 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m (PT).

For advising appointments, please use appointments.ucdavis.edu or contact Alma Martinez (almartinez@ucdavis.edu).

For information about our 2023-2024 course schedule, please view Major/Minor Tab for list. 

Featured Annual Events

Chicanx and Latinx Bienvenida

This event, sponsored by the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, kicks off the annual events for the Chicanx and Latinx community. Taking place every fall, Bienvenida welcomes new students to our familia by providing them with information about resources, organizations and networking that can help their journey at UC Davis. [fall quarter only]

La Gran Tardeada

The annual La Gran Tardeada, also known as Tardeada, is the culmination of La Raza Cultural Days. The event is sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center. It is a free, day-long event, held on the UC Davis Quad and open to all, that celebrates Chicanx and Latinx culture with traditional food sold by student organizations, a children’s fair and student and professional performances. [spring quarter only]

Chicana/o Studies Symposium

Taking place during La Raza Cultural Days, this annual symposium allows both students, faculty and community members to gather and discuss contemporary pressing issues affecting the Chicanx and Latinx community. Past symposium topics include: SB1070 and the battle for ethnic studies in Arizona, Central/South American identities and feminism within our community. The symposium is sponsored by the Department of Chicana/o Studies. [spring quarter only]

Danzantes del Alma Annual Show

Danzantes del Alma has been showcasing their talents in Mexican folkloric dance since 1977. The troupe performs many times during the year, hosts workshops and contributes to the larger Davis and UC Davis communities. The troupe performs on campus during spring quarter. This event is sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center. [spring quarter only]