C/LS 18(1) Fall 2018


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Building on the legacy of our ancestors and the activist genealogy of MALCS, we reinforced our commitment to continue this work with the release of this issue as well as creating “work that matters.” Chicana scholars, creative writers, and artists in this issue offer a perspective celebrating the resilience of Chicana/Latina identities and experiences.  For the first time in the history of Chicana/Latina Studies, the Creative Writing section features graphic text created by two women-of-color artists. We extend our hand to others “con el corazón con razón en la mano,” as we strive to individually and collectively share strategies on peaceful coexistence as well as spreading conocimientos.


Artist Statement

Patiently at home in the sacred land of contradictionSanta Barraza

Editor’s Commentary   

“Con el corazón con razón en la mano”: Community building, collective resistance, & decolonizing scholarshipSonya M. Alemán and Lilliana P. Saldaña, with Regina Campos


Pláticas~Testimonios: Practicing Methodological Borderlands for Solidarity and Resilience in AcademiaJudith Flores Carmona, Manal Hamzeh, Cynthia Bejarano, Ma. Eugenia Hernández Sánchez, Yvonne Pilar El AshmawiIndigenous Feminist Hip-hop: Invoking The Maíz Diviner to Denounce Agribusiness in MexicoNorell MartinezDe Malintzin Tenépal a La Malinche y La Colibrí: Nuevos Símbolos de Resistencia Para la Mujer  Chicana: “Malintzin Tenépal: A Preliminary Look Into a New Perspective” (1977) de Adelaida R. Del Castillo y La Canción Del Colibrí (1996) de Graciela LimónConcetta Bondi“Ratchet of the Earth”: Using Black Feminisms and Chicana Methodologies to Understand Brown Youth Resistance in Schools Sylvia Mendoza Aviña and Socorro MoralesHidden Histories: Gendered and Settler Colonial Landscapes in Northern CaliforniaKaren Roybal

Creative Writing

Editor’s Commentary: Drawing Ourselves WholePatricia Marina TrujilloGoat Herding and the Limits of Knowledge Fatima van HattumPintado La Roja She’ll Pee Like He DoesPray The Gay AwayFive Ways to Love a GirlBullets or BeansAnel I. FloresMy Body, My ChoiceAnel I. Flores

In Review

Testimonios De Herederas: New Approaches to Theorizing the ArchiveMyrriah GómezThe Woven Word: Helena Maria Viramontes’ Tapestry of KnowledgeCristina HerreraLatina Teachers Contesting Education Boundaries Ana K. Soltero LópezLeaving Home to (Re)MemberErika Abad