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):
    Sean Himel
    Abstract:

    Study of the cultural construction and experience of pain among Mexican immigrant women in relation to childbirth in comparison to Anglo-Americans.

    Date Published:
    2015
    Date Created:
    2015-01-01
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    Document
  • Author(s):
    Caroline Hawes
    Abstract:

    Addresses generational shifts in Latino communities in South Bend and the increase in oppositional youth sub-culture within second-generation Latino youth communities. Research comes from Pew Hispanic Trust data on 21st century Latino immigrants and their families. Explores reasons for the emergence of oppositional youth sub-cultures such as gangs, particularly among males. Includes interviews from members of the South Bend Latino community as well as staff and incarcerated youth at the South…

    Date Published:
    2010
    Date Created:
    2010-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Jenna Knapp, Alicia Quiros, Brianna Muller
    Abstract:

    Addresses gender roles in Latino families and the effect immigration, social networks, and labor markets have in shifting traditional gender roles. Explains spatial identities in traditional Mexican families and the division of me and women in the home. Notes the modernization of the Mexican household and increased female autonomy due to immigration. Draws from personal interviews and previous research on the topic.

    Date Published:
    2009
    Date Created:
    2009-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Katia Fernandez Soto
    Abstract:

    Finds a lower risk of cancer among Latinas but a higher death-rate in comparison to non-Hispanic white counterparts due to a lack of cancer awareness and screening. Analyzes inhibitors of health awareness including: socioeconomic status, education and knowledge, health access and insurance, documentation status, family support, and acculturation. Most common cancers among Latinas include breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Quantitative data gathered via St. Joseph Regional Med…

    Date Published:
    2014
    Date Created:
    2014-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document