Institute for Latino Studies Student Research Briefs

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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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Education

Citizenship and Civic Participation

Children and Youth

Family and Households

Regional Research

Gender

Immigration and Transnationalism

Labor and the Economy

Healthcare

Religion

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  • Author(s):
    Claire Podgorski, Carolyn Rumer
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    Explains how the arduous requirements to become an authorized immigrant in the United States, the huge backlog of immigrant petitions and the number of years it takes to complete the process deter many migrants from even applying. Provides list of immigrant categories. Describes the empowering experiences of some who succeeded and went on to become naturalized citizens. Based on research in an immigration law office and participant observation and tutoring at a citizenship class.

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    2009
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    2009-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Heidi Eckstein
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    Study of how Mexican immigrants in South Bend participate politically, either in the United States or Mexico or both. Seeks to fill a gap in the current knowledge base while providing a different viewpoint on their assimilation and transnational behavior. Adding a political dimension to current research is a step towards a more holistic picture of the Mexican community in South Bend. Actions in the political sphere provide an additional framework to describe and measure both assimilation into…

    Date Published:
    2009
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    2009-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    John VanBerkum, Katie Hamel
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    Looks at religious identity among South Bend youth and shifting trends among young Catholics in the city. Provides historical background on local parishes, including St. Adalbert—a predominantly Latino parish and how it can better work to serve its youth.

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    2013
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    2013-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    William Cernanec, Robert Burkett
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    Provides a history of immigration law in the United States, beginning in the late 1800s and continuing to present day. Explains the prevalence of anti-immigrant sentiment in the US and the implications of SB 1070, Arizona’s anti-immigrant bill and similar bills in other states that followed. Finds a negative impact on the economy and social relationships and an increased fear of law enforcement in immigrants.

    Date Published:
    2011
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    2011-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Madeline Basil, Enrique Lorenzo
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    Explores the success of Latino students at Catholic high schools in South Bend to address concerns among Latino parishes. Looks at complex factors that influence education, including parent involvement, mentoring, community violence, and other factors. Recommends changes in curriculum and school policies to aid Latino communities and increase parental involvement.

    Date Published:
    2013
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    2013-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Katharine Feeley, Erin Jelm
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    Looks at changing definitions of family within Latino families, including an erosion of gendered roles in Latino homes and a shift toward more traditional nuclear families separate from traditional Mexican tendencies to live among extended family members after marriage. Study is based on interviews with various immigrant couples from D.F., Mexico at La Casa de Amistad in South Bend, IN. Findings indicate a strong focus on collectivism, respeto, and confianza among married couples in the U.S. …

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    2009
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    2009-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Grace Girardot, Scott Coppa
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    Examines the hidden conditions of migrant farm work in around South Bend and Southwestern Michigan. Describes the history of farm work in the U.S., legislation governing farm labor, living conditions of migrant workers, and potential ways to improve the lives of farmworkers.

    Date Published:
    2013
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    2013-01-01
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