Lupe Gallegos-Diaz, Lecturer

These apprenticeships are part of a campus-wide project in 2020 commemorating the 150th anniversary of the passage of a resolution by the Board of Regents enabling the admission of women to the University of California. Undergraduate research apprentices will explore the 150-year history of women at Cal through a particular lens agreed upon with their faculty instructor. At the semester’s end, the students’ research may be presented at poster sessions and may be featured on a website published by the University.

Closed (1) Womxn at Cal: Writing in Chicana Latina Herstories and Leadership

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

This project will be research the various roles that Chicanas and Latinas have played on the UC Berkeley campus over the last 150 years. The research will uplift, highlight and recognize the early Chicana Latina pioneers and also include the recent Chicana Latina leaders we have on campus today. The project's goal will be to share what we have found in a timeline, short stories and/or presentations with various areas across campus such as - UCB Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association/Legacy Events; departments - Chicano Latino Studies/Ethnic Studies; Latino Research Center; and La Colectiva -collective umbrella of all brown spaces on campus; Division of Equity and Inclusion -just to name a few. And we are working on creating a portal that will live on the Ethnic Studies Library and the Chicanx Latinx Student Development Center.

The students will be researching various data bases and archives in various libraries on campus to create a timeline of Chicanas Latinas engagement and contributions as students, staff, faculty and alumni.
The students will also be connecting with Lillian Castillo-Speed, the librarian and director of the Ethnic Studies Library and the Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association 2022 Legacy team, who are also working on building a timeline on the role of Chicanx Latinxs at Cal for their legacy event in October 2022.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Lillian Castillo-Speed

Qualifications: It would be desirable to have Latinas who are bi-lingual and bi-cultural but not necessary. Preferable for juniors and seniors but sophomores and freshmen can apply.

Weekly Hours: 6-8 hrs

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