Part 1: The Browning of the Midwest

Conversations across “Our America”: Latinoization and the New Geography of Latinas/os
Louis Mendoza


Latino Heartland:  Of Borders and Belonging in the Midwest (2015)

Apple Pie and Enchiladas (2004)

Latinos in the Midwest (2011)


The Impact of Social Networks on Well-Being: Evidence from Latino Immigrants (2011)

Teaching the Right Curriculum: Strengthening the Value of Latino Families (2011)

Promotoras de salud: a Health Literacy Approach to Improving Immigrant Access to Health Care (2011)

Poverty and Health of Children from Racial/Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Families in the Midwest (2011)

Casa de Salud: a Community and University Partnership (2011)

Latina/o-ization of the Midwest: Cambio de colores as Agromaquilas Expand Into the Heartland (2002)

Rural Hispanic Women in Missouri: a Needs Assessment (2011)

Latino Civic Participation: Evaluating Indicators of Immigrant Engagement in a Midwestern City (2012)

Net Economic Impact of Immigrants in Minnesota Report (2007)

Human, Social and Cultural Capitals Among Latino Gardeners in Denison and Marshalltown (2011)

Acculturation, Context of Reception and Capitals Affecting Economic Integration of Latino Newcomers to the Midwest in 2009 (2011)


The Economic Contributions of Immigrants in Minnesota (2013)

The Economic Impact of Immigrants in Minnesota (2009)

Cambio de colores: Immigration of Latinos to Missouri (2002)

Conference Proceedings

Latinos in the Heartland: Latinos and Immigrants in Midwestern Communities: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Conference (2011)

Personal Websites  

Al Norte Toward Home: Texas, the Midwest, and Mexican American Critical Regionalism
José E. Limón


Versatile Toledo performer Jesse Ponce Immerses Listeners in Hispanic Heritage (2006)

Don Pedrito Jaramillo

Tomás Rivera


Question Mark and the Mysterians performing “96 Tears” (1966) 

Reshaping the Rural Heartland: Immigration and Migrant Cultural Practice in Small-Town America
Aidé Acosta


New Faces in New Places: The Changing Geography of American Immigration (2010)


Municipal Targeting of Undocumented Immigrants’ Travel in the Post-9/11 Suburbs (2008)


Mexican Migration Project Map

Illinois Report Card