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):
    Greg Podolej
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    Describes the history of Polish settlement in South Bend, the entrance of the Mexican community and the processes of ethnic transition. Focuses on the transition in the St. Adalbert parish and the Central Bakery (la Panadería Central). In English and Spanish.

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    2008-12-01
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    2008-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    Ashleigh Renteria, Vanessa Adjei
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    Focuses on the concept of immigrant generation as a way of examining transnationalism, assimilation and acculturation across first, second and third generation Mexicans. Explores the relationship of generation to educational achievement, income, wealth, food culture and religious observance.

    Date Published:
    2010
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    2010-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Robert Rienzo, Grace Parsons
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    Explores the existence of Latinos in higher education over the last few decades. Focuses on the relationship between Notre Dame, Latinos on campus, and its surrounding Latino population and on campus. Recommends changes in University policy to better serve Latino communities.

    Date Published:
    2013
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    2013-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Elizabeth Ferrufino, Emilie Prot, Jennifer Towey, Stephanie Brauer
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    Describes Latino religious affiliation, worship, and practices in South Bend in comparison to national trends and processes. Provides map of local churches where Latinos, particularly Mexicans, worship. Describes programs for youth, quinceañera rituals, spirituality, veneration of Guadalupe, the rise in conversions to Protestantism and the nature of their congregations. In English and Spanish.

    Date Published:
    2008-03-01
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    2008-03-01
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  • Author(s):
    Joey Leary, Sophia Cortez
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    Discusses relationship between cities, poverty and gangs nationally and in South Bend. Discusses Mexican involvement in local gangs and themes of location, ethnic composition, motivation, popular media’s influence and gang violence. Reports on youth boxing programs and other measures to help local youth avoid gangs. In English and Spanish.

    Date Published:
    2008-12-01
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    2008-12-01
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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.

    Date Published:
    2013
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    2013-01-01
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