Centers, Research Groups, Initiatives

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The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)
AAHHE is committed to addressing societal issues as they pertain to the growing population, convening public discourse focused forums to develop public policy reflecting the changing demographics of the United States, and preparing more Hispanics to pursue a career in higher education as faculty, administrators, and policy makers.

DePaul University
The Latin American and Latino Studies Program explores the cultural contributions of Latin Americans to the global community and highlights perspectives and traditions that have developed in the region. It analyzes the multicultural character of the peoples of Latin America by calling attention to the complex interplay among Indigenous, European, Semitic, Arab, Asian and African societies in the region. It explores the profound linkage that has emerged between Latin America and the United States, particularly through the construction of Latino communities in the U.S.

Pew Research Center
The Pew Research Center provides demographic data on Latinos.

San Diego State University
Master of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences (MALAS) at San Diego State: Interdisciplinary Studies means many things to many different people--like most Interdisciplinary Studies academic programs. MALAS graduate students pursue coursework that combines two or more traditional fields from the university.

Stanford University
Since its establishment, El Centro Chicano y Latino has been an integral part of countless students' Stanford experience. Stanford's Chicano/Latino community reflects the diversity of a population that is rapidly becoming the second largest in the United States. As a center of activity for this community, El Centro Chicano provides a Home Away from home that fosters student personal success.

University of California - Berkeley
The Chicano/Latino Studies Program is an interdisciplinary formation grounded in the decolonization and liberation projects of U.S. Latina/os and their allies in the civil rights movements of the 1960s that continue through the present for ethnic/racial, gender, class and sexual equality and freedom. Our courses on the U.S. Latina/o experience continue their historic mission of contributing to the production of truly universal knowledges about the United States and an increasingly interconnected world, broadening and deepening, beyond the limited provincialism of Eurocentric perspectives, the disciplinary offerings in the traditional fields of the humanities and social sciences. To achieve this we take seriously the knowledges, epistemologies and critical thinking produced by racially and sexually oppressed subjects.

University of California – Los Angeles
The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) was founded in 1969 with a commitment to foster multidisciplinary research efforts as part of the land grant mission of the University of California. That mission states that University of California research needs to be in the service of the state and that it must maintain a presence in the local community.

University of California – Santa Barbara
The purpose of the UCSB Chicano Studies Institute, as articulated in El Plan de Santa Bárbara, is to undertake, promote and disseminate research regarding the Chicano/Latino experience in California and the United States.

University of California - Santa Cruz
The Latin American and Latino Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz combines academic research with practical "real world" experience. The department prepares students for bilingual and bicultural participation in a rapidly changing world. Global economic and cultural processes are transforming both Latin America and Latina/o communities while deep historical legacies continue to be present. the department integrates the study of Chicano and Latina/o communities in the United States with analysis of the histories, politics, cultures, and societies of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Chicano Latino Research Center at UC Santa Cruz was founded in 1992, the Chicano Latino Research Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz, supports scholarship in the areas of Chicano, Latino, Latin American, and migration studies. Its goal is to promote inquiry, foster dialogue, develop knowledge, and inform public debate on the movement of people, ideas, and commodities in and beyond the Americas.

University of Illinois
Since its establishment, the Latino/Latina Studies (first as the Program in Humanities and Medicine and, since 1998, as the Program in Narrative Medicine), the Program has directed required curriculum in the College of Physicians and Surgeons in the humanities, hosted faculty reading and writing groups, sponsored lectures and readings by poets and novelists at the medical center, undertaken externally-funded outcomes research in narrative training, and overseen the editorship of the journal Literature and Medicine.