Institute for Latino Studies Sponsored Research and Publications Archive

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The Institute for Latino Studies has sponsored research and scholarship on the role of Latinos in the ongoing transformation of U.S. society overall and of Metropolitan Chicago and Northwest Indiana, in particular. Reports and policy and research briefs are available for download.

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  • Author(s):
    David Sikkink, Edwin I. Hernández Rebecca Burwell, Jessica Hamar Martínez, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Report on social and political views and behaviors of leaders and congregants in Latino churches in Chicago. Key findings include commonalities in congregation leaders’ views on abortion and immigration, congregants’ tendencies to hold similar opinions, high political participation rates, and stronger ideological affiliation with Democratic Party. Utilizes 2004-2007 Chicago Latino Congregations Study.

    Date Created:
    2012-09-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Study of Latino/a seminarians, based on a 2004 bilingual survey sent to 67 seminaries and schools of theology in the U.S. Results compared with a 1999 survey by Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education of 2,512 respondents of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.

    Date Created:
    2007-01-03
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    This is the second of a series of Latino Research@ND reports focusing on Latinos/as and theological education. It analyzes what a quantitative survey of Latino/a theological students reveals about the educational and ministerial backgrounds of Latino/a seminarians. We find that Latinos/as arrive at seminary with considerable community and religious leadership experience. They also come from comparatively less formally educated families than their white non-Hispanic peers?a reality that might …

    Date Created:
    2007-06-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Rebecca Burwell
    Abstract:

    This report examines what Latino churches are doing to address the HIS/AIDS epidemic, and the congregational and leadership characteristics that contribute to their programs and policies. Based on a 2007 study of Latino congregations in Chicago involving surveys conducted at 75 churches, interviews and ethnographic observations.

    Date Created:
    2007-01-06
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Sung Chun, Guillermo J. Grenier
    Abstract:

    Even though the Florida Cuban American community varies according to generation and the ‘wave’ of immigration that brought immigrants to the United States, social scientists and the public tend to take the community’s monolithic political profile for granted and assume that it remains unchanged over time. Yet careful analysis of recent data reveals that while most Cuban Americans in South Florida are anti-Castro, the level of their fervor varies greatly among generational and wave…

    Date Created:
    2004-11-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin I Hernández, Michael Mata, Marciana Popescu, Guillermo Grenier, Rebecca Burwell, Aida Ramos, Milagros Peña, Jeffrey Smith
    Abstract:

    Results of a survey of faith-based organizations serving Latinos/as in four metro areas, which provide education, job training, advocacy, immigration, help, services for family, youth and children and healthcare. Documents concrete impacts capacity-training projects have on the organizational development and infrastructure of community-serving organizations.

    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Danielle Dirks, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Caroline Sotelo-Turner, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Describes the next generation of Latino/a religious leaders and examines the effectiveness of their theological education. Identifies critical institutional and curricular characteristics for preparing seminarians to be leaders responding to spiritual and material needs of Latinos/as in U.S. Based upon data from focus groups and surveys conducted in 2002-2004.

    Date Created:
    2006-10-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin I Hernández, Kenneth G. Davis, Jeffrey Smith, Matthew T. Loveland, Milagros Peña, Georgian Schiopu
    Abstract:

    Investigation of role of religion in civic engagement and political behavior among Latinos. Finds correlation between religious affiliation and church behavior and community involvement, political party identification, and positions on social and moral issues. Based on data from Pew Hispanic Center’s 2004 National Survey of Latinos.

    Date Created:
    2007-11-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Caroline Viernes Sotello Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    This fourth report in a series of Latino Research@ND reports on Latinos/as and theological education identifies the key factors that influence Latino/a seminarians’ choice of educational institution and examines whether these students’ institutional expectations are being met. We find that Latino/a seminarians share many of the same concerns as their white and especially African American counterparts for a theologically compatible, quality education without undue financial burden. Tho…

    Date Created:
    2008-05-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin I Hernández, David Sikkink, Jeffrey Smith, Rebecca Burwell, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Uses data from the Chicago Latino Congregation Study to address the so-called Latino health “paradox” in the U.S. Finds correlation between high religious and congregational activity and lower health-risk behaviors.

    Date Created:
    2010-04-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Jesse Miranda, Virgilio Elizondo, Gastón Espinosa
    Abstract:

    This publication presents a summary of the findings of the Hispanic Churches in American Public Life (HCAPL) research project. The HCAPL project was a three-year study, funded by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts, that sought to examine the impact of religion on political and civic engagement in the Latino community.

    Date Created:
    2003-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin Hernández, Melissa Mauldin, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    This report seeks to examine the complex role that Latino/a ministers play and the myriad ways they mobilize resources on behalf of their communities. By exploring the experiences, insights, and struggles of Latino/a ministers, we hope to help deepen the understanding of how US Hispanics are faring and to illuminate some of the resources and support that are needed to help strengthen these leaders? efforts to meet the spiritual and social needs of their communities.

    Date Created:
    2005-04-01
    Resource Type
    Report