Open Forum & Research Report Publications

Frijoles in the Making. Photo by Catherine S. Ramírez.

Faculty and graduate student affiliates of the Research Center for the Americas (formerly the CLRC) produce new knowledge and engage our world via their research. When published, our work adds to public debate, informs policy, and is used as a teaching tool at and beyond UC Santa Cruz.

In Fall 2018, the RCA started publishing a new series titled Open Forum, which are brief scholarly commentaries on focus areas of interest to the research center. In Winter 2019, the RCA will officially re-launch our Research Reports series for educators and the broader public in a new and abbreviated format.

The RCA maintains an archive of research reports and working papers dating back to 1993. 


Open Forum

Fall 2018

"Chiapas, 2018: Aesthetics and Politics of Indigenous Autonomy" by T. J. Demos, Professor of History and Art and Visual Culture and Director of Center for Creative Ecologies.

"'If I Did Not Want To Come I Would Have Not Come': Finding Resistance in the Archives" by Bristol Cave-LaCoste, Ph.D. Candidate in History at UC Santa Cruz. 

Research Reports

Winter 2019

Forthcoming