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):
    Maya Younes
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    La Universidad de Notre Dame tiene una historia muy rica de activismo y colaboración estudiantil de diferentes grupos raciales para mejorar la aceptación y celebración de la diversidad cultural en la comunidad. Desde 1969, los estudiantes afroamericanos, latinos, y asiáticos, se han expresado – publicando artículos en el periódico estudiantil, The Observer, y en otros periódicos de la comunidad como Nuestra Voz – sobre las dificultades de ser una minoría étnica en Notre Dame. En el pasado, mu…

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    2012-04-01
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    2012-04-01
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  • Author(s):
    Clarissa Mertens, Anne Maddens
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    La Casa de Amistad surgió del compromiso del Padre John Phalen C.S.C. hacia la gente joven y su deseo de asegurarse de que tuvieran una buena educación y un ambiente saludable en sus hogares. Un sacerdote de la Congregación de Holy Cross, el Padre John Phalen se interesó por la cultura latina durante de sus años universitarios en Stonehill College.

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    2011
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    2011-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Katy Murdza, Tara Duffy
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    Expone los hechos relacionados a la controversia sobre los programas de instrucción del inglés como segunda lengua en EEUU, discutiendo la cronología y el historial jurídico de la misma. Detalla las circunstancias bajo las cuales se encuentra el programa en la actualidad, profundizando en las de la ciudad de South Bend y el estado de Indiana, en general. Provee información sobre algunos de los métodos de lingüística aplicada comúnmente implementados por los programas de esta naturaleza y sobr…

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    2012-04-01
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    2012-04-01
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  • Author(s):
    Allison Steiner, Olivia Redline
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    Según la World Health Organization, la salud es un recurso para la vida diaria, no sólo una meta a largo plazo. La salud es algo positivo, no sólo la falta de algo negativo. La salud significa más que no sentirse uno enfermo o sin dolor. Es más que simplemente no tener necesidad de tomar medicamentos.

    Date Published:
    2011
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    2011-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Fatima Monterrubio, Hector Avitia
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    Examines speech behavior, language ideology and bilingualism in South Bend in the context of theories of linguistic assimilation, bilingualism, nationalism and language policies in the United States. Analyzes results of a language survey completed by Latino youth, which reveals values and ideologies of English and Spanish.

    Date Published:
    2009
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    2009-01-01
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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):
    Greg Podolej, Sarah Walorski, Lindsay McQuaid, Michael McKenna
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    Describes the labor participation of Latinos in South Bend and the development of a Mexican economic enclave in the west side of South Bend in the wake of the departure of former Polish business owners and residents. Shows how these businesses cater to and promote the transnational lives of Mexican immigrants. Features the businesses Taquería Chicago, El Paraiso, Rosales, La Panadería Central, and La Rosita Paletería y Nevería.

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    2009
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    2009-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Chelsea Lehman
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    Addresses healthcare access for Latinos in the United States in comparison to other ethnic groups. Looks at chronic health conditions and prevalence of certain diseases and the absence of others. Introduces the provisions of the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts undocumented and Latino families. Uses research from UCLA Center for Health Policy and Pew Hispanic research.

    Date Published:
    2013
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    2013-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Emilie Prot, Jenna Adsit, Kimberly Tavarez
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    Demographic description of Latino immigrants in South Bend using data from the American Community Survey and other sources, covering history of Latino immigration into area, reasons for coming, place of origin, residential patterns, economic situation and age distribution. Focuses on period 1990-2000 when the Latino population grew by 157%, the African-American population increased by 20% and the Caucasian population decreased by 11%.

    Date Published:
    2008-02-01
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    2008-02-01
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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):
    Nicole Yergler, Alisha Wilkinson
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    Explores why migrants from Mexico make up less than one percent of the homeless population in South Bend.  Investigates the residential patterns and housing situations and conditions of Mexican immigrants.  In English and Spanish. Explora la razón por la cual los migrantes mexicanos representan menos de un uno porciento de la población sin hogar en South Bend. Investiga los patrones residenciales y el estado y calidad de vivienda de los inmigrantes mexicanos. En Inglés y Español.

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

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    2008-12-01
    Date Created:
    2008-12-01
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