:: Chicana & Chicano Studies Department
:: Center for Regional Studies
:: Center for Southwest Research
:: Latin American and Iberian Institute
:: RWJF Center for Health Policy
:: New Mexico Land Grant Council
Director: Barbara Reyes, PhD
1 University of New Mexico
1829 Sigma Chi Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Research and Community Service Projects
:: UNM Land Grant Studies Program: The Land Grant Studies Program (LGSP) is an interdisciplinary program created in 2008 by the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute (SHRI) at the University of New Mexico, with support from the state of New Mexico. LGSP seeks to advance the study of mercedes and to provide students an opportunity to work with community land grant boards of trustees and on land grant issues. The program conducts research and public outreach on New Mexico land grant issues. It also offers internship and fellowship opportunities for students.
:: Ready to Run New Mexico: Ready to Run is a national network of candidate recruitment and training programs committed to electing more women to public office. Ready to Run was created in 1998 by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. It is a bi-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways. The Southwest Hispanic Research Institute at the University of New Mexico began Ready to Run New Mexico in 2013.
:: SHRI/CCS Field School: Building community capacity through community based learning in New Mexico by offering of a field school experience through Chicana(o) Studies and the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute. The field study school is to exposes undergraduate students with an opportunity to learn and partner on a collaborative research project that builds both student’s and community partner’s understanding of community based participatory research. This course focuses on teaching students a research process that focuses on building community capacity by using approaches that are more culturally aligned with traditional communities in New Mexico. The field school affords students the opportunity to work directly with communities and UNM faculty members to build skills in critical analysis, research, and engage partners in cultural centered and appropriate ways. The course also expose students to the principles of community based participatory research and ethics when working with New Mexican communities.
:: IUPLR/UNM/UTEP/NMSU Border Research Working Group: The border research working group seeks to advance knowledge for positive social change in the border region – developing knowledge and capacity for regional community actors, who in turn are fundamental to enduring shifts in the national conversation towards respect and the policy approach towards creating life opportunities for border communities. Goals of the inter-university workgroup are as follows: 1) Examine the dynamic socio-economic and political context of the border from a cross-disciplinary and assets based lens. 2) Engage with key community based organizations to help focus our critical inquiry towards "real-life" issues and the research towards student service learning.