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 Chicago, IUPLR is a national consortium of university-based centers dedicated to the advancement of the Latino intellectual presence in the United States. 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
· Cultural Citizenship
· Demographic Transformations
· Health and Human Conditions
· Immigration and Civil Rights
· Latina Women's Issues
· Arts and Culture
· Families and Community
· Spirituality and Religion
· Social Science and Public Policy
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.
Since 2013, our Director, Dr. Reyes, is IIUPLR's Western Regional Representative, and a member of the Co-Directors' Executive Committee.