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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