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
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Colin Parker, Carolyn Leary
    Abstract:

    Examines the challenges of Latino children’s access to quality special education in the context of the broader racial educational achievement gap in South Bend and the country as a whole. Based on participant observation and literature review. Concludes that the solution lies in encouraging and supporting parental involvement in their children’s schools and promoting outreach to and advocacy for the Latino community.

    Date Published:
    2010
    Date Created:
    2010-01-01
    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