"Yolanda Gonzalez poses in front of Oscar Duardo's silkscreen, March 1991, slide photo from the archives of Self-Help Graphics & Art.  
Working Group (continued)
ImaginArte Team

George Lipsitz is Professor of Sociology and Black Studies. His books include: The Possessive investment in Whiteness (1998), American Studies in a Moment of Danger (2001), and Footsteps in the Dark (2007). He has been active in struggles for fair housing and educational equity. His research also explores the nature of national culture and national history in transnational times as well as the role of art and culture in constituting emerging social movements.

Carlos Morton, Professor of Dramatic Art, is a professional playwright whose credits include the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Denver Center Theatre, La Compania Nacional de Mexico, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, and the Arizona Theatre Company. Morton's latest book is Dreaming on a Sunday in the Alameda (2004). He was a Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer to Poland for 2006-2007. Another project of Dr. Morton, his Arte initiative, is experimenting with innovative ways of introducing the Chicana/o arts through the public schools and to the community at large.

Cristina Venegas, Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies, focuses her research on international media with an emphasis on Latin America, Spanish-language film and television in the U.S., and digital technologies. She has written about film and political culture, revolutionary imagination in the Americas, telenovelas, contemporary Latin American cinema co-productions and is at work on a monograph dealing with cyberculture in Cuba. She has curated numerous film programs on Latin American and Indigenous film in the US and Canada, and is Co-founder and Artistic Director (since 2004) of the Latino CineMedia Film Festival in Santa Barbara that is now co-presented with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.


George Lipsitz
George Lipsitz
Carlos Morton
Carlos Morton
Cristina Venegas
Cristina Venegas


top of page


Left Banner
Artist in Residence
National Advisory Board
The Working Group
Streaming Media
Comments and Questions
"City of Lights" painting by Rafael Lopez UC Santa Barbara Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Chicano Studies Institute CEMA University Art Museum