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Chicano and Chicana Folklore Section

At the 1998 AFS annual meeting in Portland, a group of folklorists headed by Maria Herrera-Sobek and Norma E. Cantú initiated this section, devoted to the study of Chicano and Chicana folklore. Each year our members meet at the AFS annual meeting. In addition, members also convene at the meetings of the Latin American Studies Association and the National Chicano and Chicana Studies Association meetings. The section maintains a listserv for its members and for the members of the AFS Folklore Latino, Latinoamericano y Caribeño Folklore Section. If you would like to be added to this list, contact the section convener or visit

Our plans for the future include publications and actively working with the Minority Task force to increase Chicano and Chicana membership in AFS. We welcome anyone interested in any and all aspects of Chicano and Chicana traditional cultural expression.

See Bibiography: Essential Texts for Chicano, Latino, Latin American and Caribbean Folklore Studies, a wiki page built by members of this section.


For more information, please contact section conveners:

Eric César Morales -
Tina Treviño Murphy -


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