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Our Research

Faculty in the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies are engaged in a variety of research and publishing endeavors. Current topic areas include migration and the immigrant experience, deportation, deaths in detention, human rights, criminalization of migrants, transnational organizing, labor and worker rights, and gender and sexuality studies. Please visit faculty profile pages for more detailed information.

LALS faculty have also secured two important grants from the Mellon Foundation. Maria de los Angeles Torres and Amalia Pallares are co-principal investigators on a grant that funds the Crossing Latinidades Humanities Inititiative. And Maria de los Angeles Torres is the principal investigator on the grant that funds the IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellows Program.