Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS


cover of Chicana/Latina StudiesChicana/Latina Studies is an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, biannual publication of the Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (Women Active in Letters and Social Change).  The Journal is committed to exploring Chicana/Latina experiences through research articles, literary criticism, creative writing, review essays, occasional commentaries, and book reviews.

We are pleased to announce our launch of PeerTrack, an online manuscript managing system developed by Aries Systems and used by over 2300 journals. With PeerTrack, authors will be able to submit original and revised manuscripts, receive reviewers’ feedback in a timely manner, and track correspondence from  the Editors. More information can be found in this letter from the Editors.

As the publication of a diverse association, the Journal is receptive to all scholarly methods and theoretical perspectives that examine, describe, analyze, or interpret the experiences of Chicanas/Latinas and Native women. The Journal welcomes English or Spanish submissions of scholarship, commentary, reviews, and creative writing.


The Journal, then known as Voces, was originally housed at the Chicana/Latina Research Center of the University of California at Davis. Voces was published between 1996-2001 under the management of Adaljiza Sosa-Riddell. From 2003 to 2009, the Journal was housed at Loyola Marymount University and was renamed Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. Under the co-editorship of KarenMary Davalos (2003-2009), Alicia Partnoy (2003-2006), and Tiffany Ana López (2006-2009), the Journal established itself as an interdisciplinary space of intellectual rigor.

In the Summer of 2009, the Journal transitioned to the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) at the University of Texas at San Antonio under the Editorship of Josie Mendez-Negrete, with Tiffany Ana López serving as co-editor (2009-2011).  Additional history on C/LS may be found in Volume 9(1) under Editor Commentary.  The Journal moved to Arizona State University under the co-editorship of Gloria Cuádraz and Alejandra Elenes in the summer of 2014.


C0-Lead Editor: Gloria Cuádraz, Arizona State University

Co-Lead Editor: C. Alejandra Elenes, Arizona State University

Co-Lead Editor Gloria Cuádraz                                 Co-Lead Editor C. Alejandra Elenes

Please read the letter from the new Editors


Creative Writing Editor: Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, Loyola Marymount University

Co-Lead Editor Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson



Book Review Editor: Linda Heidenreich, Washington State University

Book review editor Linda Heidenreich






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Editorial Boards

Chicana/Latina Studies National Advisory Board

Mari Castañeda University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Marivel Danielson Arizona State University
Dolores Delgado Bernal University of Utah
Yvette Flores University of California, Davis
Alicia Gaspar de Alba University of California, Los Angeles
Michelle Habell Pallán University of Washington
Lisa Justine Hernandez St. Edward’s University
Magdalena Maiz-Peña Davidson University
Martha Menchaca University of Texas, Austin
Josie Méndez-Negrete University of Texas, San Antonio
Lydia Otero University of Arizona
Laura Rendón University of Texas, San Antonio
Clara Román-Odio Kenyon College
Mary Romero Arizona State University
Laura Tohe Arizona State University
Inés Talamantez University of California, Santa Barbara
Eden Torres University of Minnesota
Patricia Zavella University of California, Santa Cruz

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Editorial Review Board

Sonya Alemán University of Utah
Rebecca Burciaga San Jose State University
Felicia Castro-Villarreal University of Texas, San Antonio
Cindy Cruz University of California, Santa Cruz
Judith Flores Carmona New Mexico State University
Sandra Garza University of Texas, San Antonio
Patricia Herrera University of Richmond
Rosa Jimenez University of San Francisco
Irene Lara San Diego State University
Ann Marie Leimer  Midwestern State University
Iris López City College of New York
Irene Mata Wellesley College
Laura Muñoz Texas A&M, Corpus Christi
Anna Ochoa O’Leary University of Arizona
Milagros Ricourt City College of New York
Nohemy Sólorzano-Thompson Westminster College
Seline Szkupinski Quiroga Arizona State University
Margo Tamez University of British Colombia
Michelle Téllez Northern Arizona University
Rita Urquijo-Ruiz Trinity University

Chicana/Latina Studies Herstory:

Lead Editor, 2009-2014

Josie Mendez-Negrete, University of Texas at San Antonio

Co-Editor, 2009-2011

Tiffany Ana López, University of California Riverside

University of Texas at San Antonio Colectiva
Thelma Duffey
Lucila Ek
Lee Ann Epstein
Rhonda Gonzales
Maya Guirao
Raquel R. Marquez
Larissa Mercado-Lopez
Lisa Montoya
Maricela Oliva
Patricia Portales
Patricia D. Quijada Cerecer
Gloria Ramirez
Mariela Rodriguez
Lilliana Patricia Saldaña
Patricia Sánchez

University of Texas at San Antonio Manager/Review Coordinator

Sandra D. Garza

University of Texas at San Antonio Interns
Yasmina Codina
Jennifer Ojeda
Crystal E. Serrano

Co-Senior Editors, 2006-2009

Karen Mary Davalos, Loyola Marymount University
Tiffany Ana López, UC Riverside

Co-Senior Editors, 2003-2006

Karen Mary Davalos, Loyola Marymount University
Alicia Partnoy, Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University Latina Collective

Rebeca Acevedo
Marta Baltodano
Erika Camacho
Karen Mary Davalos
Deena J. González
Yvette Lapayese
Magaly Lavadenz
Nina Maria Lozano-Reich
Sylvia Morales
Gloria Orozco
Alicia Partnoy