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Africana, Asian American, Chicano, & Native American Studies Center

The Africana, Asian American, Chicano, & Native American Studies Center is made up of four collections located on the fifth floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. These collections — Africana, Asian AmericanChicano, and Native American Studies — support academic programs and classes at SJSU, and each collection is supported by its respective Resource Center Advisory Committee. In addition, the Center houses a Comparative Ethnic Studies and Reference collections. 

The intent of these collections is to accomplish the following:

  • To create a nurturing academic support center for students.
  • To encourage the development of information literacy skills to help students become lifelong learners who can access, evaluate, and effectively use all library resources.
  • To foster in students a deeper understanding of and pride in their respective cultures and an appreciation and understanding of other cultures.
  • To give all SJSU students a greater appreciation and understanding of the history and culture of the Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American communities.
  • To provide a collection of comparative multicultural resources to facilitate research between cultures.
  • To work collaboratively with their respective communities in San José to create programming and fundraising opportunities.


New Books

Tales from la Vida : a Latinx comics anthology
Publisher: Mad Creek Books an imprint of The Ohio State University Press
Publication Date: 2018
Starving for justice : hunger strikes, spectacular speech, and the struggle for dignity
Author: Armbruster-Sandoval, Ralph, 1968- author.
Publisher: The University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: 2017
Brokering tareas : Mexican immigrant families translanguaging homework literacies
Author: Alvarez, Steven, 1979- author.
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: 2017
Blue Texas : the making of a multiracial Democratic coalition in the Civil Rights era
Author: Krochmal, Max, author.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: 2016
Archives of dispossession : recovering the testimonios of Mexican American herederas, 1848-1960
Author: Roybal, Karen R., author.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: 2017
NCRR : the grassroots struggle for Japanese American redress and reparations
Author: Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress.
Publisher: UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press
Publication Date: 2018
Who cares who governs? : an historical analysis of local governing elites in Mexicali, Mexico
Author: Riddell, Adaljiza Sosa, author.
Publisher: ProQuest
Publication Date: 2018
Lowriders in space
Author: Camper, Cathy, author.
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: 2014