The Center for Latin American & Latino Studies was established at American University in Washington, D.C. in January 2010. It is a campus-wide initiative advancing and disseminating state-of-the-art research.
The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University in Washington, DC engages scholars and practitioners to promote cutting-edge research to enrich understanding of Latin America and of Latino communities in the U.S.
Founded in 1985, DePaul University's Center for Latino Research is a space dedicated to enriching knowledge and understanding of Latino community and experience. Through scholarly study in Chicago and other urban communities, through invited speakers from various regions of the U.S. and Latin America, CLR strives to promote learning opportunities for students, and collaborations between community and academia.
The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is a unit within the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. Since 1970, the mission of CMAS has been to serve as a leader in the intellectual development of Mexican American Studies.
Located at Hunter College in the City University of New York, el Centro is a research center dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. El Centro makes research available to community organizations, policy makers, academia and the public at large.
Since its founding, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) has played a pivotal role in the development of scholarly research on the Chicano-Latino population, which is now the largest minority group and the fastest growing population in the United States.
The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami collects, preserves, and provides access to primary and secondary sources of enduring historical, research, and artifactual value which relate to Cuba and the Cuban diaspora from colonial times to the present.
Founded in 1991, the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University is dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about Cuba and Cuban-Americans. The institute encourages original research and interdisciplinary teaching, organizes extracurricular activities, collaborates with other academic units working in Cuban and Cuban-American studies, and promotes the development of library holdings and collections on Cuba and its diaspora.
Founded in 1992 and housed at The City College of New York, the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York (CUNY DSI) is the nation's first university-based research institute devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent in the United States and other parts of the world.
In 2009, Maria Cotera, an associate professor in the Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, formed a partnership with Elena Herrada and Fronteras Norteñas, a Public History organization in Southwest Detroit. The result was a “museum without walls” where the community develops and curates exhibits, and teaches and shares with its members the history, art and culture of Latina/os in the Midwest.
Created in 1999, the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame has played a vital role in fostering understanding of the US Latino experience. The Institute supports interdisciplinary initiatives in Latino studies as a key component of the Notre Dame's academic mission by advancing research, expanding knowledge, and strengthening community.
Pan-Latino, nonprofit multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino cultures by presenting a wide variety of art forms and education including film, music, dance, visual arts, comedy and theater.
Established in 1989 at Michigan State University, the Samora Institute is committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. The institute publishes empirical studies, theoretical analyses, and policy discussion papers that address the changing role of Latinos in relation to economic, political, religious, educational and social institutions.
Launched in 1992 at the University of Texas at Austin, LANIC is the oldest gateway to information about Latin America on the Internet. The Hispanic/Latino section under Society & Culture offers lots of links to important sites.
Compiled by authors and educators Jose B. Gonzalez and John S. Christie, this site provides lots of links to Latino literature resources (including lists of top authors and book reviews) as well as statistical information culled from various official sources.
A newly launched Latino-focused research center and think tank, LIN@R’s mission will be to provide empirically, reliable information that casts a fair light on the Latino experience in the United States via a combination of scholarly works, independent studies and journalistic stories.
A service of the Migration Policy Institute, the Migration Information Source provides fresh thought, authoritative data from numerous global organizations and governments, and global analysis of international migration and refugee trends.
Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation. This site is a great source for statistics on Latinos.
Created in 1997, the Smithsonian Latino Center works pan-institutionally with the entire network of Smithsonian museums, research centers, programs and almost 200 affiliates nationwide to ensure that Latino culture, achievement and contributions are celebrated and recognized.
In July 2003 the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) sub-contracted The Museum of Modern Art Library to survey archives documenting Latino art in greater New York as part of METRO's Documentary Heritage Project.