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Since its creation in 1999 the Institute for Latino Studies has played a vital role in fostering understanding of the US Latino experience. Building upon the outstanding intellectual legacy of Julian Samora, a pioneering Latino scholar and professor of sociology, the Institute supports interdisciplinary initiatives in Latino studies as a key component of the University's academic mission. By advancing research, expanding knowledge, and strengthening community, the Institute is true to the mission, tradition, and distinctively Catholic values of Notre Dame.

The Institute is a member of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research. Learn more about IUPLR's research efforts.