Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship Profiles (2011-12)Robb Hernandez, Ph.D. is a recipient of the Carlos E. Castaneda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies for the 2011-2012 academic year. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (2011) where he co-founded the first U.S. Latina/o Studies program in the Mid-Atlantic and coordinated the Latino Museum Studies Program for the Smithsonian Institution. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Critical Film and Television Studies from UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Dr. Hernandez's book, The Fire of Life: The Robert Legorreta-Cyclona Collection, 1962-2002, was published by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press in 2009 and earned an International Latino Book Award in 2010.
Dr. Hernandez worked on the following projects while in residence at CMAS: he revised his book manuscript on the queer visual aesthetics of the Chicano avant-garde; he completed several projects accepted for publication in Collections: A Journal for Archive and Museum Professionals, Museum and Curatorial Studies Review, Curatorial Dreams: Critics Imagine Exhibitions, and his latest monograph, The VIVA Papers: Gay and Lesbian Latino Artists of Los Angeles, 1987-2001 is forthcoming in the "Chicano Archive" book series from UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press.
Dr. Hernandez taught one undergraduate course in the fall semester 2011 and will give a lecture on his research in the spring semester 2012.
Stacy I. Macías, Ph.D., is a recipient of the Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies for the 2011-2012 academic year. She received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Women's Studies in 2011. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Urban Planning from UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
Dr. Macías is working on two major projects while in residence at CMAS. A book manuscript (based on her dissertation) that explores the historic and contemporary representations, alternative meanings, and radical political possibilities of queerly racialized-or counter-Chicana and Latina femininities in literary, visual, material, and sub-cultural scenes. She has also begun work on her next research project, which addresses the occlusions of Chicanas and Chicanos from queer cultural histories through focusing on the subterranean sites where queer Chicana/os have formed socio-political communities and practiced cultural tactics of representation.
Dr. Macías taught one undergraduate course in the spring semester 2012 and will give a lecture on her research in the spring semester 2012.
Questions regarding the Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies can be directed to Professor Domino R. Perez, CMAS Director, at (512) 471-4557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.