Department Chair: Marcos Pizarro

The mission of the Mexican American Studies Department is to serve SJSU students and diverse communities through an interdisciplinary Chicana/o Studies Program that is based on principles of education for Social Justice. The program prepares students to critically examine and address intellectual traditions and contemporary issues resulting from race, ethnicity, class, and gender intersections in Chicana/o-Latina/o and other communities. The overall goal of the MAS department is to prepare students to critically assess the conceptualizations of race and ethnicity, as these relate to and are challenged by Chicana/o communities.


Browse the Mexican American Studies Collections:

Faculty Publications, Mexican American Studies

Master’s Theses and Graduate Research

XGC: Xicana/o Graduate Council Newsletter