The Department of Mexican American Studies (MAS) at the University of Arizona offers interdisciplinary degree programs designed to study, recover and disseminate knowledge of the history, culture, and intellectual legacy of Chicanx, Mexican, Indigenous, and Latinx peoples in the United States and across the Américas. The Mexican American Studies program from University of Arizona does this through decolonial epistemologies, pedagogies, and scholarship located at the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality. We consider social change imperative for the empowerment of Chicanx, Mexican, Indigenous, and Latinx populations who are disproportionately impacted by legacies of colonialism, racism, patriarchy, and their contemporary manifestations.
As the leading intellectual and advocacy institution in Arizona, the Department of Mexican American Studies contributes to the knowledge about, and produced by Chicanx, Mexican, Indigenous, and Latinx populations, while engaging, sharing, and recommending public policy positions that are relevant to these communities, such as issues related to public health/wellness, (im)migration, the U.S.-Mexico border, education, social justice, transborder organizing, Latinx urbanization, Indigenous systems of healing, environmental and food justice, criminal justice and judicial system to educators, students, communities, elected officials, policy makers, media, and other stakeholders as a process of undoing systemic racism and exclusion.
MAS at the University of Arizona is active in the Mexican American Studies struggle and is firmly committed to training future generations of scholars whose research is rooted in social justice. The department works collaboratively with community organizations to address issues and produce knowledge benefiting historically marginalized communities in the U.S. and transnationally.
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- Mexican Traditional Medicine: An Overview of Indigenous Curing Cultures
- Medical Anthropology
- Applied Medical Anthropology in Western Contexts
- Contemporary Health Issues and Research
- Multicultural Health Beliefs
- Issues and Trends in Pubic Health
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- 60 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Sociology View 41 other PhDs in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
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- Three Letters of Recommendation. The Department requires each applicant to have a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf.
- Statement of Intent. A 1000 word statement of intent to include scholar and research interest.
- Updated Curriculum Vitae.
- Writing Sample. A 35-50 page scholarly paper or Master Thesis.
- Official Transcript(s). You are required to submit official transcripts from ALL previous colleges and universities attended. Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied with certified translations.
- A Copy of Official GRE scores.
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International33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
National33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
In-State13400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.
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