New Student Research Briefs Series

Undergraduate students in Latino studies community-based research courses taught by Professors Marisel Moreno-Anderson and Karen Richman launched a Student Research Series in 2007. The launch of the publication was supported by the Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame’s President’s Circle, the Office of Research and the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Foundation. The briefs are intended to inform scholars, community leaders, service providers, and the public at large about local Latino settlement, contributions, and challenges in the South Bend area. Topics include arts, culture, demography, education, entrepreneurship, family, gender, health care, housing, identity, immigration, labor, language, politics, religion and youth.

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Educación primaria de niños latinos en South end y los Estados Unidos: el pasado y el presente Education

Describe el origen y el trasfondo histórico de una serie de conflictos que han obstaculizado e...

Justicia Para Todos: Colaboración de estudiantes multiétnicos en defensa de los derechos civiles Citizenship and Civic Participation

La Universidad de Notre Dame tiene una historia muy rica de activismo y colaboración estudiant...

La instrucción del inglés como segunda lengua: en el pasado y actualmente Education

Expone los hechos relacionados a la controversia sobre los programas de instrucción del inglés...

La salud en la comunidad latina de South Bend Citizenship and Civic Participation

Según la World Health Organization, la salud es un recurso para la vida diaria, no sólo una me...

Los Otros Latinos: Centro Americanos en South Bend Citizenship and Civic Participation

La mayoría de la migración reciente de América Central hacia los Estados Unidos tiene su punto...

Oportunidades para estudiantes indocumentados: una guía para la educación superior Education

Expone algunos de los beneficios que conlleva la educación universitaria para los estudiantes ...

Opportunities for Higher Education: A Guide for Undocumented Students Education

Provides reasons and encouragement for undocumented students to attend college. Also included ...

La historia de La Casa de Amistad Citizenship and Civic Participation

La Casa de Amistad surgió del compromiso del Padre John Phalen C.S.C. hacia la gente joven y s...

Fitting IN: Assimilation Processess in South Bend Children and Youth, Family and Households, Immigration and Transnationalism, Regional Research

Examines how Mexicans and other Latinos adapt to living in South Bend through the discussion o...

Involving Latino Parents in Education: Advocating for Children with Special Needs Children and Youth, Education, Family and Households, Healthcare

Examines the challenges of Latino children’s access to quality special education in the contex...

Generation: The Story of Mexican Immigrants Education, Family and Households, Immigration and Transnationalism, Labor and the Economy, Regional Research, Religion

Focuses on the concept of immigrant generation as a way of examining transnationalism, assimil...

Fictive Kinship and Acquaintance Networks as Sources of Support and Social Capital for Mexican Transmigrants in South Bend Citizenship and Civic Participation, Family and Households, Immigration and Transnationalism

Grounded in extensive literature review and primary ethnographic research in the Mexican immig...

Financial Literacy Among South Bend Latinos Labor and the Economy, Regional Research

Describes Latinos’ basic knowledge and utilization of the financial system, perceptions of ban...

Healthcare Access for Latinos in South Bend Family and Households, Healthcare, Immigration and Transnationalism, Regional Research

Describes the healthcare needs and obstacles to access facing Latinos nationally and in South ...

Adolescence: A Look into Mexican-American South Bend & Mexican-American Youth Children and Youth, Citizenship and Civic Participation, Regional Research

Shows how Mexican immigrants encounter a new cultural construct of adolescence in the United S...

Ethnic Transitions between Poles and Mexicans Citizenship and Civic Participation, Immigration and Transnationalism, Religion

Describes the history of Polish settlement in South Bend, the entrance of the Mexican communit...

Language and Identity of Latinos in South Bend Citizenship and Civic Participation, Regional Research

Examines speech behavior, language ideology and bilingualism in South Bend in the context of t...

Latino Catholicism, Higher Education, and the CSC Children and Youth, Education, Religion

Explores the existence of Latinos in higher education over the last few decades. Focuses on th...

Latino Employment and Entrepreneurship in South Bend Labor and the Economy, Regional Research

Describes the labor participation of Latinos in South Bend and the development of a Mexican ec...

Latino Immigrants and the Paradox of Health Care in America Healthcare, Immigration and Transnationalism, Regional Research

Addresses healthcare access for Latinos in the United States in comparison to other ethnic gro...

Latino Immigrants in South Bend Citizenship and Civic Participation, Immigration and Transnationalism, Labor and the Economy, Regional Research

Demographic description of Latino immigrants in South Bend using data from the American Commun...

Latino Religions in South Bend Family and Households, Regional Research, Religion

Describes Latino religious affiliation, worship, and practices in South Bend in comparison to ...

Latino’s Housing Dilemma and Their Absence in the Homeless Community of South Bend Immigration and Transnationalism, Labor and the Economy, Regional Research

Explora la razón por la cual los migrantes mexicanos representan menos de un uno porciento de ...

Latino's Housing Dilemma and Their Absence in the Homeless Community of South Bend Immigration and Transnationalism, Labor and the Economy, Regional Research

Explores why migrants from Mexico make up less than one percent of the homeless population in ...

Mexican Gangs in South Bend Children and Youth, Immigration and Transnationalism, Regional Research, Religion

Discusses relationship between cities, poverty and gangs nationally and in South Bend.  Discus...

Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations and US Drug Policy Citizenship and Civic Participation

Examines the current state of transnational drug trade across the US-Mexico border and t...

Oppositional Youth Sub-Culture and the Second Generation of Mexican Transmigrants Children and Youth, Gender, Immigration and Transnationalism

Addresses generational shifts in Latino communities in South Bend and the increase in oppositi...

Orale! Food and Identity Amongst Latinos Family and Households, Healthcare

Looks at food as an indicator of culture and identity in Mexican households. Addresses common ...

Political Participation and Civic Engagement Among Latinos in South Bend Citizenship and Civic Participation, Regional Research

Study of how Mexican immigrants in South Bend participate politically, either in the United St...

Realities of Immigration: Heterogeneous Status Families in South Bend Children and Youth, Family and Households, Immigration and Transnationalism, Regional Research

Discusses varying documentation status within Latino families and the differing coping mechani...

Religion, Identity, and Latino Youth in South Bend Children and Youth, Regional Research, Religion

Looks at religious identity among South Bend youth and shifting trends among young Catholics i...

State Immigration Policies Citizenship and Civic Participation, Immigration and Transnationalism, Labor and the Economy, Regional Research

Provides a history of immigration law in the United States, beginning in the late 1800s and co...

Success of Latino High School Students in South Bend Children and Youth, Education, Regional Research

Explores the success of Latino students at Catholic high schools in South Bend to address conc...

The Effects of Immigration on the Family Citizenship and Civic Participation, Family and Households, Immigration and Transnationalism, Regional Research

Explains how the arduous requirements to become an authorized immigrant in the United States, ...

The Mexican Transnational Family Experience in South Bend Children and Youth, Family and Households, Immigration and Transnationalism, Regional Research

Looks at changing definitions of family within Latino families, including an erosion of gender...

Unseen Hands: The History of Migrant Workers Immigration and Transnationalism, Labor and the Economy, Regional Research

Examines the hidden conditions of migrant farm work in around South Bend and Southwestern Mich...

Women, Men, and the Changing Role of Gender in Immigration Family and Households, Immigration and Transnationalism

Addresses gender roles in Latino families and the effect immigration, social networks, and lab...