The Inter-University Program for Latino Research
|The César E. Chávez Institute was honored to have been invited to join the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) - a national consortium of university-based centers dedicated to the advancement of the Latino intellectual presence in the United States.
Based at the University of Notre Dame and its new office in Washington, DC, IUPLR works to expand the pool of Latino scholars and leaders and increase the availability of policy-relevant Latino-focused research.
Its 24 member-centers, including now CCI, are based at academic institutions around the country, constituting a national network of Latino scholarship.
IUPLR promotes research on issues of importance to the Latino community in particular and to American society in general by establishing working groups of interdisciplinary researchers and community partners from throughout the nation.
Areas of Research include:
· Border Affairs, Migration and Globalization
IUPLR also serves as a clearinghouse and an education resource for research on Latinos. IUPLR disseminates information to policymakers, academics and the general public about the history, culture, and socioeconomic conditions of Latinos in the United States. Through training programs, workshops and fellowships, IUPLR helps to foster a new leadership of Latino scholars and leaders.
In 2011, CCI Director Belinda Reyes joined the IUPLR Center Directors at a national meeting at Notre Dame, where much interest in CCI's work and future plans was expressed.
IUPLR has been invited CCI to consider hosting its annual national conference in 2013.