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Ella Diaz’s study on the Royal Chicano Air Force fills a major gap in the history of Chicana/o art in the United States

By: Latina/o Studies at Cornell University, 
September 13, 2018

The publication of Ella Diaz’s study on the Royal Chicano Air Force art collective fills a major gap in the history of Chicana/o art in theUnited States.

Diaz's book, Flying Under the Radar with the Royal Chicano Air Force: Mapping a Chicano/a Art History (2017), was recently reviewed by the Latino Studies Journal. The journal explores the local, national, transnational, and hemispheric realities that influence the Latina and Latino presence in the United States and also offers book and media reviews which focus the view of scholarship on the experience of Latinas and Latinos in the United States.

In her review, Dartmouth College researcher Tatiana Reinoza writes that Diaz’s book is “essential to Ethnic Studies and a provocative addition to American literature and art history curricula,” adding that the book “lays the groundwork for future research on collectives whose social engagement produces rich text-image environments.”

Diaz is Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies and English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University

Read the entire review here.

For related stories regarding Diaz’s work visit:
Artist and Activist visits campus in conjunction with Urban Representations Lab course
Flying Under The Radar With The Royal Chicano Air Force makes list of 2017's best in Latina/o/Latin American history
Critique, compassion are 'Side by Side' in Biennial artist's work
Passing Sanctuary City Legislation, Ithaca Restricts Police Compliance with Immigration Services

 

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