Latina/o communities


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Added 10/14/21 | Location: Michigan | Subjects: ,

William Lopez is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He researches the effects of immigration law enforcement on communities subject to deportation and immigration raids. Lopez is also the director of public scholarship at the university’s National Center for Institutional Diversity.

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Added 09/16/21 | Location: Connecticut | Subjects: ,

Dr. Jorge O. Moreno is an assistant professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and an internist. During the pandemic he has worked to increase vaccination among people with diabetes and obesity-related conditions, and creates informational videos in Spanish that discuss COVID-19 vaccines.

Added 08/24/20 | Location: Texas | Subjects: , , ,

Isabel Araiza is an associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, where she teaches in the Mexican American and women and gender studies programs. She’s an expert on sociology and its intersections with education, social class and inequality.  Araiza spoke up against the university’s plans for in-person classes in fall 2020.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Suyapa Portillo Villeda is an associate professor in Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies at Pitzer College. Her work broadly focuses on social movements in Central America with a focus on Honduras. She documents working-class history and lives and challenges stereotypes of the so-called “banana republics” in Central America.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Utah | Subjects:

Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Utah State University. Her scholarship addresses health disparities in access, acceptability and effectiveness of treatment for ethnic and culturally diverse people. She is a former president of the National Latinx Psychology Association.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Arizona | Subjects:

Erika Andiola is a well-known immigration activist. She is the chief advocacy officer for RAICES and co-host of the organization’s Homeland Insecurity podcast. She was the press secretary for Latino outreach for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. Andiola started her community organizing work when she co-founded the Arizona Dream Act Coalition.

Added 07/05/15 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , , ,

Maite Arce (Mai-tay Ahr-say) is a leading voice in creating access and enhancing opportunities for Latino communities to connect with information, partners and resources they need for a better life. She is the founder and president/CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, a D.C.-based national nonprofit known for its network of community-based partners.

Updated 04/12/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Van C. Tran is an associate professor of sociology at the City University of New York who studies the integration of immigrants and their children, ethnic and racial categories, diversity and intergroup relations, neighborhood gentrification, and urban poverty and social inequality.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Michigan | Subjects: , ,

Rosario Ceballo is associate dean of social sciences and a professor of psychology and women’s and gender studies at the University of Michigan. A clinical and developmental psychologist, her research investigates the effects of living in poverty on child and adolescent development.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

John Carlos Frey is an award-winning Mexican-American freelance investigative reporter and documentary filmmaker. His work focuses on migrant life and marginalized communities along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Added 01/12/13 | Location: Texas | Subjects:

Juliet Garcia is a professor of communications at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, and the senior advisor to the chancellor for community, national and global engagement for the University of Texas system. Previously, she served as president of the University of Texas, Brownsville, a position she held for 22 years.