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):
    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 Created:
    2008-12-01
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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.

    Date Created:
    2009-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Colin Parker, Carolyn Leary
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    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 Created:
    2010-01-01
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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.

    Date Created:
    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…

    Date Created:
    2012-04-01
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  • Author(s):
    Sofía Tirado
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    La mayoría de la migración reciente de América Central hacia los Estados Unidos tiene su punto de origen en las situaciones políticas violentas particularmente durante la época de los 1980. Muchos de los primeros migrantes que participaron en los movimientos de la izquierda continuaron con su meta de movilizar la opinión pública hacia la intervención militar estadounidense en sus respectivos países.

    Date Created:
    2012-05-01
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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 Created:
    2013-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Chelsey Ramos, Nimmy Thomas
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    Provides reasons and encouragement for undocumented students to attend college. Also included in the pamphlet are resources for undocumented students including lists of colleges and scholarships open to students regardless of citizenship status.

    Date Created:
    2012-04-01
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  • Author(s):
    Caroline Hawes
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    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 Created:
    2010-01-01
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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 Created:
    2008-02-01
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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 Created:
    2011-01-01
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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 Created:
    2013-01-01
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