Construyendo Latinidad: The Hispanic Mexican Mestizx Influence in the Intermountain West, 1650 – 2020

Faculty Name:
Ed Munoz

Ethnic Studies

Faculty College:
Cultural & Social Transformation


Project Description:

Much of the literature on the historical and contemporary social, economic, and political status of U.S. Latinx individuals and communities focuses on traditional southwestern, northeastern, and southern Florida urban enclaves. This oral history project adds to and challenges emerging “New Destinations” literature with a four centuries old, socio-historical accounting of Latinidad in the Intermountain West, a region often overlooked in the historical and contemporary construction of Latinx identity and communities.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Earn independent study credit; Write an Honors Thesis

Student Role:

Literature Review Data Collection, Management, and Analysis Collaboration with Conference and Journal Manuscripts

Student Benefits:

Enhanced Qualitative Research Methodological Skills Graduate School Preparation Conference Presentations Published Journal Articles

Project Duration:

This project is underway and in the planning and data collection phase. I expect approximately 5-10 hours per week to be spent on agreed upon assigned tasks.

Minimum Requirements:

Sophomore Standing 3.0 GPA Spanish language literacy preferred Social Science Research Methods preferred