Building Sustainable Worlds: Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest

Project: Research project

Project Details


How do Latinas/os in the Midwest create communities and environments to sustain
themselves, often amidst culturally and socially hostile climates? How are Latinas/os, long
drawn to the region for industrial and agricultural work, impacted by the physical and
material climate and environments of the region? And how do Latinas/os reflect upon,
react to, and transform these cultural and physical environments to create sustainable
communities? This collaborative research project seeks to answer these questions by
examining past and current Latinx experience in the region through multiple disciplinary
frameworks within the humanities to produce new research, expand undergraduate
curriculums, and sustain the field of Latinx Studies.
Effective start/end date7/10/1712/31/19


  • Ohio State University (60057695 // 079528-16279)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (60057695 // 079528-16279)


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