Welcome to The Department of Mexican American Studies

The Department of Mexican American Studies is committed to contemporary applied public policy research on Mexican Americans. As the leading public policy research center addressing issues of concern to this minority group in Arizona, the Department works collaboratively with key community agencies in promoting leadership and empowerment of Mexican Americans within the state and the nation.

Department News

It is with the deepest regret that the Department of Mexican American Studies would like to inform the community that our beloved Department Head, Dr. Richard Ruiz passed away Friday, February 6th, 2015.   We are understandably sad, and our hearts are with the Ruiz family and many friends. However... read more
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Join us in previewing graduate work to be presented at • NACCS Conference 2014 • Salt Lake City, UT • Fragmented Landscapes in Chicana and Chicano Studies: Deliberation, Innovation or Extinction?   Friday, March 28, 20143:00 – 5:00... read more