Antonia I. Castañeda Papers, circa 1990s
Antonia I. Castañeda was born in Crystal City, Texas, to farmworker parents and raised in the Yakima Valley in Washington State. Antonia was the first in her family to attend a university, going on to earn a Bachelor's, a Master's, and a Ph.D. Alongside professors Deena Gonzalez and Emma Perez, Antonia Castañeda is credited with giving birth to Chincana Studies and with founding MALCS, an organization of Chicano scholars who address academic and community-based issues. She has advocated for an intersectional approach to race, class, gender, and sexuality in the study of American history and politics, as she has researched and written about indigenous and Chincana women's history. Antonia's work also extends to community based activism with groups such as Eperanza, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Westside Preservation Alliance and the Latin@ Arts Coalition, among others.
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Cite as: Antonia I. Castañeda Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.
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