Dissertations Filed in 2016

Miller, J. E., “The Construction of Latino Im/migrant Families in U.S. News Media: Parents' Responses and Self-Representations,” University of South Florida

Romero, Fabian,”The Residential Segregation of Latino Immigrants in the U.S.: Exposure to Crime and the Effects of Place of Destination,” Texas A&M University

Solano-Rabago, D., “La Gente Bien: Literary and Cultural Representations of the Mexican Aristocracy from the Mid-twentieth Century to the Present,” Michigan State University

Dissertations Filed in 2015  

*Aebischer, Mary Lydia, “An Organic Inquiry into the Sacred Stories on the Virgin of Guadalupe: Narratives of Transformation in Latina/Chicana Borderland Consciousness,” California Institute of Integral Studies

Arguello, Martha Mercedes, "Puerto Rico En Mi Corazon: Young Lords/Puerto Rican Radical Nationalists during the late 20th Century," University of California, Irvine

Derrick, Roshawnda A., “Code-switching, Code-mixing and Radical Bilingualism in U.S. Latino texts,” Wayne State University

Donovan-Pendzic, Esperanza, “Using ‘Esperanza Y Su Exito’ Television Show as a Learning Tool for the Latino community in Worcester, Massachusetts,” Cambridge College

Gardin, Michael Lee, “A Decolonial Study of Gender and Sexuality: Analyzing Queer, Chicana, Feminist, and Trans Theory, Literature, and Pedagogy,” University of Texas at San Antonio

Glaser, Kathryn Marie, “Finding Meaning Through Illness Narratives: Latino Perceptions of Diabetes in a Post-Industrial American City,” State University of New York at Buffalo

Gonzalez-Cameron, Diana, “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Hysteria in Caribbean and Latino-Caribbean Literature,” University of Illinois at Chicago

Guzman, Joshua Javier, “Dark Meditations: Queer Chicano Performance and the Politics of Style,” New York University

Hernandez, Bernadine Marie, “Sexing Empire: The Ontology of Racialized Gender and Sexuality in the Hemispheric Southwest through Mexican American and Chicana Narrative,” University of California, San Diego

Jimenez-Villanueva, Beatriz, “La Descolonizacion de la Sexualidad en la Literatura Chicana,” University of Arizona

Kedem, Sam, “Associative Factors of Acculturative Stress in Latino Immigrants,” Walden University

Kenney, Susan M., “Other by Design: Constructions of Otherness and Recognition of the Self as Other in Latino Diasporic Fiction in the United States,” Drew University

Limonic, Laura, “The Privileged ‘In-Between’ Status of Latino Jews in the Northeastern United States,” City University of New York

Lopez, Stella J, “Changing Landscapes: A Phenomenological Look at Gender, Culture, and the Latina Experience,” The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Majdi Clark, Parissa, "From El Nuevo Despertar to Nonprofit: Changes in Puerto Rican Community Organizations in New York City since 1980," University of California, Los Angeles

Marquez, Rigoberto, Jr., “Promotoras en Accion: The Discursive and Pedagogical Practices of Latina Immigrants Doing Queer Advocacy Work,” University of California, Los Angeles

Martinez, Michael D., Jr., “The Impact of Cultural Factors, Internalization of Discrimination, and Community Involvement on Latino Gay Men's HIV Related Behavior,” University of La Verne

Martinez, Nydia A., “Transnational Connections of the Mexican Left with the Chicano Movement, 1960s-1970s,” University of New Mexico

Mumm, Jesse Stewart, "When the White People Come: Gentrification and Race in Puerto Rican Chicago," Northwestern University

Phelps, Elizabeth Esther, “Sequestered Inclusion: Social Service Discourses and New Latino Diaspora Youth in the Shenandoah Valley,” Cornell University

Ribo, John D., “Decolonizing the Caribbean Borderlands: The Haitian Revolution in Contemporary Latina/o Cultural Production,” The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Robledo, Ernesto, “Bridging the Latino-Anglo Gap: A Transition Towards a Cross-cultural Church at First Baptist Church, Robbins, North Carolina,” Gardner-Webb University

Rodriguez, Cristina, “Find Yourself Here: Neighborhood Logics in Twenty-First Century Chicano and Latino Literature,” University of California, Irvine

Romero, Juan Pablo Black, "Latino Immigration and Racial Stratification," The University of Alabama

Romero, Mindy Sue, “The Sleeping Giant Awakens?: Critical Mass and the Future of the Latino Vote,” University of California, Davis

Sanchez, Violeta Alejandra, “Chicana/o Dreaming: The American Dream and Education in Chicana/o Narrative,” University of California, San Diego

Serrano Najera, Jose Luis, “Chicana/o Indigenous Affirmation as Transformational Consciousness: Indigeneity and Transnational Human Rights Advocacy since the Chicana/o Movement,” University of California, Los Angeles

Thananopavarn, Susan Bramley, “LatinAsian Nation: Re-imagining United States History through Contemporary Asian American and Latina/o Literature,” The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Villalobos, Myriam, "When Culture and Autonomy Clash: Puerto Rican Adolescents' Prioritizing of Latino Cultural Values and Autonomy Desires," University of Rochester

Weide, Robert Donald, “Race War? Inter-Racial Conflict Between Black and Latino Gang Members in Los Angeles County,” New York University