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The Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement is currently one of two Latino research centers in OUS institutions. Integrating the study of Latino communities in the United States with analysis of the histories, politics, cultures, societies, and their contributions to a transnational identity. The Center offers unique opportunities for analyzing a wide range of themes. These include colonialism, race, ethnicity, gender, nationalism, globalization, immigration, economic development, language and identity, and more. The Center is collaboratively supported by the College of Liberal Arts, the office of the Provost, the Research Office, and the Division of Outreach and Engagement at OSU. In addition, it involves affiliate faculty members from various colleges throughout the university.

Research and outreach on issues surrounding the Latino population affect every discipline at OSU and are integrated into all three university strategic areas: healthy planet, healthy people, and healthy economy. The growth of the Latino population in the U.S. and particularly in Oregon affects important disciplines at OSU such as: public health, public policy, agriculture, STEM education, business, engineering, education, and all areas surrounding issues of diversity and social justice.


 1. Youth and Community Empowerment

 2. Socio-Economic Well-Being

 3. Health and Wellness

 4. Education

 5. Cultural & Historical Awareness


Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8 PM McDonald Theatre Downtown Eugene    Read the Full Article

In April 2013, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law the tuition equity bill (HB 2787), allowing undocumented students to attend Oregon's public universities as in-state residents if they meet certain qualifications.   Read the Full Article

Mexican-Americans in Independence, Ore., are retaining Spanish at a rate much higher than previous immigration waves, according to in-depth interviews of 120 Latino families.   

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2014 CL@SE Documentary Series

Hidden within the historical accounts of minorities, workers and immigrants in American society is the story of millions of Mexico's men and women who experienced the temporary contract worker program known…
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