External Resources: Research Centers

These research facilities around the nation focus on many of the issues of interest to the Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality.

Cuban Research Institute
Florida International University's Institute for Research and Academic Programs on Cuban and Cuban-American Issues.

Inter-University Program for Latino Research
IUPLR is 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, the program has 24 member institutions, including CUNY's Hunter College El Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños and City College's Dominican Studies Institute.

Latino/a Research & Policy Center
(University of Colorado at Denver)
Founded in 1997, the Center's mission is "to improve the quality of life for Latinos in Colorado and beyond through research, policy analysis, forums and publications." The center deals specifically with health, education and immigration matters. Contact Rachel O'Toole at the LRPC for more info.

Pew Hispanic Center
Established in 2001 by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research center dedicated to examining the issues that affect Hispanics and Latino/as in the United States. The Center focuses its attention on eight research areas: demography, economics, education, identity, immigration, labor and remittances. The Center also does not take positions on policy issues, instead focusing on the information that provides insight into the issues and trends that shape the United States.

Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
Founded in 1985, TRPI is organized into five specific areas: economic well-being, education, information technology, civic and social engagement and media. TRPI's mission is to provide nonpartisan research on the status of Latino and Latina communities and to fill the information void about these communities for policy makers and politicians. The institute is affiliated with many universities, from U.S.C. to the University. of Texas to Columbia University. It is a non-profit organization working among universities to help facilitate the research on Latino/a communities.

University of California Committee on Latino Research
UCCLR examines important issues concerning California's growing Chicano/Latino Population. The committee meets twice a year and oversees a program for competitive faculty research funding and reviews concerns within the Chicano/Latino California community.

Joint M.A./J.D. Programs in Latino Studies
There are three joint degree programs that award an M.A./J.D. in the area of Latino/a studies.