The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative

About the Latino Research Initiative

The Latino Research Initiative is a research-focused entity within the College of Liberal Arts. The mission of the Latino Research Initiative is to provide the infrastructure for the creation and dissemination of quality information about issues affecting Latino populations in the region, state, and nation. Together with the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, the Initiative supports the interdisciplinary study of Mexican-origin and Latino populations in Texas and beyond.

The Latino Research Initiative will support the production of research and community-based projects that focus on five key areas in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies: politics and public policy, health and social equity, immigration, the arts, and an archive of materials and data relating to these areas.

By creating and supporting a community of scholars in Latino studies and building a comprehensive archive, the Latino Research Initiative will serve as an invaluable resource for community volunteers, activists, policy makers, and other groups working to create programs and policies which directly affect the lives of Latinos in the United States.