The Latino Studies Program, in collaboration with the College and IU Press, has recently launched Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures. Published twice yearly, this journal will reach a global readership and offer a much-needed forum for Latina/o humanities scholarship and cultural expression.
Edited by John Nieto-Phillips (History & Latino Studies), Chiricú Journal examines transnational flows of language and culture in the Americas. Each issue features peer-reviewed academic articles, critical essays, scholarly book and film reviews, and creative works, including fiction, poetry, and visual arts.
The inaugural (Fall 2016) issue focused on Latina/o cinema, and included interviews with leading filmmakers, criticism by noted film scholars, film and book reviews, a photo essay, and poetry. Issue editor Jonathan Risner (Spanish & Portuguese) provided an impressive state-of-the-field introduction.
Chiricú Journal was one of just 16 journals to be invited into Project Muse's Premium Collection in 2017, making it accessible to more than 3,000 institutional subscribers worldwide.
While the journal is new, it evolved from an IU Bloomington publication founded in 1976 by Professor Luis Dávila (Spanish & Portuguese) and several of his students. Their magazine was titled Chiricú, a name that gestured to the diversity of Latino communities in the United States: "CHIcano," Puerto "RIcan," and "CUban." In an equally capacious spirit, the newly launched Chiricú Journal contains submissions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.