Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures

Chiricú Journal (ISSN 0277-7223, e-ISSN 2472-4521) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published twice per year (fall and spring) by the Indiana University Press in conjunction with the Latino Studies Program of IU. Submissions for publication are welcomed in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Submission deadlines are August 1 and February 1 each year. We seek academic articles on a wide variety of topics related to Latina/o literatures, arts, and cultures; solicited book and film reviews; interviews; editorials; and creative submissions of photography, fine arts, poetry, and short story.

To view current and past issues, visit the Chiricu on JSTOR and Project MUSE Premium Collection.

For our second issue of 2017, our journal played host to an exchange about the language politics of "Latinx" and uses of the "x" signifier more broadly. Several scholars across the US mainland and Puerto Rico participated in this conversation. The entire exchange can be found here.


Poder y cultura: Latina/o Folklore and Popular Culture
 Solimar Otero and Mintzi Martínez-Rivera, Issue Editors
John Nieto-Phillips, Editor

Deadline: May 15, 2017 

Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures invites scholarly articles and creative work on Latina/o Folklore and Popular Culture. This issue will focus on poder y cultura, and the myriad ways Latina/o communities have deployed vernacular culture and creative expression as means of empowerment in political realms, as well as in diverse regions, spaces, periods, and contexts. We especially welcome articles that engage theoretical, methodological, and epistemological transformations of the discipline of folklore; or, facets of language in political, historical, literary, artistic, or cultural contexts. We also welcome submissions that capture the richness of Latina/o popular culture by way of short stories, poems, personal essays, or visual artwork. Submissions may be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Translations into these languages from Indigenous languages are also encouraged. Questions? Contact:  Topics may include (but are not limited to): 

  • Public / private performance
  • Myth, cosmology, ritual
  • Tradition and invention
  • Expressive cultures
  • Community-making
  • Visual art, urban art
  • Youth cultures
  • Latina/o Folkloristics
  • Digital media and culture
  • Ethnographic encounters
  • Music and the moving image
  • Sexuality and social movements
  • Advocacy, action, protest
  • Transnational geographies of culture
  • Oral narratives, storytelling, testimonio
  • Immigration, mobility, detainment
  • Disidentifications, racism, xenophobia, homophobia
  • Citizenship, immigration status, human rights