September 1, 2014
Dear Members, Colleagues, and Supporters of MALCS, We are deeply honored to serve as Co-Lead Editors of Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. Please join us in thanking Dr. Josie Méndez-Negrete for serving as editor for the journal from 2009-2014. The journal made great strides under her leadership and vision and we are grateful and indebted to her, journal staff, and students of the University of Texas, San Antonio for their dedication and work. We would also like to thank members of the MALCS Executive Committee for their support in this time of transition.
As new Co-Lead Editors, we are pleased Arizona State University agreed to host Chicana/Latina Studies in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. The interdisciplinary emphasis of the journal is in keeping with New College’s mission and embodies the value for inclusion of Arizona State University’s “New American University.”
Our office is in place and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new staff members: Elsa Bea Velazquez, who is a graduate student in the Human Rights and Social Justice Program, will serve as Review Coordinator and Elyssa Bustamante, graduate student in the Master’s of Interdisciplinary Studies Program will intern as coordinator of Research.
First published in 1997, Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social publishes high-quality, original research, creative
writing, commentary, and reviews relevant to or informed by Chicana/Latina/Native experience. The journal adheres to a double blind, peer-review process for its scholarly articles. The journal also provides a space where Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous women can voice their experiences, knowledge, and subjectivities in creative ways, both in their research and artistic outlets.
Chicana/Latina Studies invites writers and readers alike to voice critical Chicana, Latina and Indigenous perspectives that build and transform academic scholarship. We will continue to seek, select and publish feminist scholarship that honors this tradition, and expand on it.
We proudly announce the names of the following members who have agreed to serve on our Colectiva, which serves as the internal advisory board at Arizona State University: Julie Amparano, Marivel Danielson, Yolanda de la Cruz, Nancy Godoy, Ilana Luna, Jackie Martinez, Mary Romero, Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, Laura Tohe, and Claudia Villegas-Silva.
The new journal shipping address is:
Attn: Chicana/Latina Studies MALCS Office
4701 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306-4908
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 37100
Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100.
The office number is: 602-543-6638.
Our new email addresses are:
Again, thank you for entrusting us with the journal and we look forward to working with everyone and bringing Chicana/Latina and Indigenous scholarship to the forefront.
Gloria Cuádraz and C. Alejandra Elenes
Co-Lead Editors, Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS