About This Journal
Chamisa: A Journal of Literary, Performance, and Visual Arts of the Greater Southwest is sponsored by the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute* (SHRI) at the University of New Mexico. The arts of the southwest region are abundant, diverse, and often blur the boundaries between categories normally accepted as defining the structural hierarchies of the art world. As these forms change, they enrich and redefine the cultural landscape. The journal seeks to capture the dynamic ways that the creative arts in this region have developed and continue to advance over time and in relation to the diverse composition of its communities.
*Established in 1980, SHRI promotes multi-disciplinary research related to Latinx/Hispanic populations of New Mexico, the Southwest, and the United States, and offers an intellectual home for its faculty associates. It publishes a series of working papers and monographs, and supports and promotes public lectures and research seminars on Latinx issues. SHRI has over 60 UNM affiliated faculty members from the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education, Architecture and Planning, Medicine/Health Sciences, Fine Arts, Law, and the Anderson School of Management. The Institute is a member of the Inter-University Program for Latinx Research, a national consortium of Latino studies programs throughout the country, and is supported by the UNM Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The Institute also acknowledges support from, both, public and private entities and foundations.