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Ethnic Studies Resources for Faculty and Students: Latinx American Studies

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This page directs faculty and students to resources on Latin American Studies. Resources suggested on this guide are a small sample of what is available through the Skyline College Library and on the Web which, of course, is far from being exhaustive. Please use search strategies page to locate more resources, or contact me, Pia Walawalkar, for further assistance at

Books, Articles, & Videos

Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina, et al. “Immigration Enforcement, Parent—Child Separations, and Intent to Remigrate by Central American Deportees.” Demography, vol. 52, no. 6, Springer, 2015, pp. 1825–51, doi:10.1007/s13524-015-0431-0.

Arellanes, Jordan Alan, et al. “Bettering the Educational Attainment for Latino Families: How Families View the Education of Their Children.” Journal of Latinos and Education, vol. 18, no. 4, Routledge, 2019, pp. 349–62, doi:10.1080/15348431.2018.1426465.

Bekteshi, Venera, et al. “Puerto Rican–Born Women in the United States: Contextual Approach to Immigration Challenges.” Health & Social Work, vol. 40, no. 4, Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 298–306, doi:10.1093/hsw/hlv070. 

Cuevas, Adolfo G., et al. “Race and Skin Color in Latino Health: An Analytic Review.” American Journal of Public Health (1971), vol. 106, no. 12, American Public Health Association, Inc, 2016, pp. 2131–36, doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303452.

Diaz, Tanya, and Ngoc H. Bui. “Subjective Well-Being in Mexican and Mexican American Women: The Role of Acculturation, Ethnic Identity, Gender Roles, and Perceived Social Support.” Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, Springer Netherlands, 2017, pp. 607–24, doi:10.1007/s10902-016-9741-1.

Frank, Reanne, et al. “Latino Immigrants and the U.S. Racial Order: How and Where Do They Fit In?” American Sociological Review, vol. 75, no. 3, Sage Publications, 2010, pp. 378–401, doi:10.1177/0003122410372216.

Escobar, Jessica, et al. “‘Se Llevaron El Padre de Mis Hijos’: Latina Mothers Coping with the Deportation of Their Partner.” Journal of Family Therapy, vol. 41, no. 2, Wiley Subscription Services, Inc, 2019, pp. 277–301, doi:10.1111/1467-6427.12227.

Findling, Mary G., et al. “Discrimination in the United States: Experiences of Latinos.” Health Services Research, vol. 54, no. 6, Health Research and Educational Trust, 2019, pp. 1409–18, doi:10.1111/1475-6773.13216.

Held, Mary L., and Sungkyu Lee. “Discrimination and Mental Health Among Latinos: Variation by Place of Origin.” Journal of Mental Health (Abingdon, England), vol. 26, no. 5, Routledge, 2017, pp. 405–10, doi:10.1080/09638237.2016.1207220.

Hipolito-Delgado, Carlos P. “Internalized Racism, Perceived Racism, and Ethnic Identity: Exploring Their Relationship in Latina/o Undergraduates.” Journal of College Counseling, vol. 19, no. 2, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2016, pp. 98–109, doi:10.1002/jocc.12034.

Richey, Sean, and Ryan E. Carlin. “Skin Tone and Assimilation.” Social Science Quarterly, vol. 99, no. 3, Wiley Subscription Services, Inc, 2018, pp. 1233–47, doi:10.1111/ssqu.12505.

Vaquera, Elizabeth, and Grace Kao. “The Implications of Choosing ‘No Race’ On the Salience of Hispanic Identity: How Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds Intersect Among Hispanic Adolescents.” Sociological Quarterly, vol. 47, no. 3, Blackwell Publishing Inc, 2006, pp. 375–96, doi:10.1111/j.1533-8525.2006.00050.x.

Young, Maria-Elena De Trinidad, and Anne R. Pebley. “Legal Status, Time in the USA, and the Well-Being of Latinos in Los Angeles.” Journal of Urban Health, vol. 94, no. 6, Springer US, 2017, pp. 764–75, doi:10.1007/s11524-017-0197-3.

Open & Free Resources

Clerical Ideology in a Revolutionary Age: The Guadalajara Church and the Idea of the Mexican Nation, 1788-1853 (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Disciplinary Conquest (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Hispanic America: One Hundred Years of Literature and Film (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Institutions of Urban Life & the Latinx Experience, 1848-2018 (CUNY) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Introduction to Latin American Studies (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Introduction to Puerto Rican and Latinx Studies (CUNY) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

LACLI (LATIN AMERICAN, CARIBBEAN, U.S. LATINX, AND IBERIAN ONLINE FREE E-RESOURCES) LACLI is a collective effort to create a warehouse of online free e-resources with Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latinx, and Iberian full content. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA. LACLI master list of online free e-resources. Resources are organized in alphabetical order, and may be searched using the Google Sheets Find, Filter, or Explore functions.

Modern Latin America, 1808-Present: Revolution, Dictatorship, Democracy (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Modern Mexico: Representations of Mexico City's Urban Life (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Political Science: Mexican-Americans & Politics (UC Irvine) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA

The Roots of Latino Urban Agency (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Essays (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Special Topics in Women & Gender Studies Seminar: Latina Women's Voices (MIT OpenCourseWare) course licensed CC BY-NC-SA


Bracero History Archive

A joint project of the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Brown University and the Institute of Oral History at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Bracero Oral History Project

A project of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Brown University, and The Institute of Oral History at the University of Texas at El Paso.

California Cultures: Hispanic Americans (Calisphere) 

The items in these exhibitions trace the history of Hispanic Americans in California from the Mission system and Californios into the 20th century: Mexican immigration into California, the farmworkers' labor struggles, and the Chicano Civil Rights movement and La Raza, which also resulted in an explosion of cultural art. Includes Spanish Colonization and Californios, 1769-1800sMigrant Workers and Braceros, 1930s-1964Racial Tensions During World War IICultural Traditions and the People, 1930s-1960sBarrios, 1930s-1960s, Hispanic American Everyday Life, and Politics and Community, 1970s-present.

California Newspaper Project (UC Riverside)

A database of nearly 9,000 California newspapers held in California libraries, including many related to Chicano and Latino studies.

The Documented Border (University of Arizona Libraries)

The Documented Border: An Open Access Digital Archive is an interdisciplinary effort whose goal is to advance understanding and awareness about the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and its peoples during a period of unprecedented societal change. The innovative archive focuses on untold and silenced stories and events about this transnational region. The Documented Border Archive draws from the University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections Borderlands Collections, but also acquires and makes accessible oral histories and materials that broadens our understanding of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Hispanic Reading Room (Library of Congress)

The Hispanic Reading Room is the primary access point for research related to the Caribbean, Latin America, Spain and Portugal; the indigenous cultures of those areas; and peoples throughout the world historically influenced by Luso-Hispanic heritage, including Latinos in the U.S. and peoples of Portuguese or Spanish heritage in Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

La Opinion Digital

Fulltext version of this historic Los Angeles Spanish language newspaper.

LANIC: Hispanic/Latino Resources

A major portal with links to a wide range of information on US Hispanics and Chicano and Latino Studies.

Latina(o) Cultural Heritage Archives

A database featuring photographs and documents assembled from twelve collections of the Urban Archives of the CSUN University Library Special Collections and Archives. Funded as part of the Hispanics-Serving Institutions Grant of the State of California, these materials capture the history of Latino and Chicana/o people and culture in Southern California. These collections feature the arts, labor and immigration as important parts of the historical fabric of this community.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading non-profit Latino legal organization. It promotes equality and justice through litigation, advocacy, public policy, and community education in the areas of employment, immigrants’ rights, voting rights, education, and language rights.

Mexican Labor and World War II: the Bracero Program (Digital Public Library of American)

This collection uses primary sources to explore the Bracero Program. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.

National Council of La Raza (NCLR) (UnidosUS)

The largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans in the United States.

Onda Latina

The Onda Latina Collection consists of 226 digitally preserved audio programs including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns from the radio series "The Mexican American Experience" and "A esta hora conversamos" the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982.

Smithsonian Latino Center

The Center celebrates Latino culture and achievement in America through exhibits, research, collections, and educational programs.

Special Report: Hispanic Heritage Month (Newsbank)

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, this wealth of articles in both Spanish and English illuminates Hispanic culture and important issues, events, leaders and personalities

Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (USC)

A policy institute at USC. The site contains research reports and other publications of interest to Latinos and other ethnic groups.

VOCES Oral History Project (UT)

The Voces Oral History Project documents and creates a better awareness of the contributions of U.S. Latinos and Latinas of the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War generations.