Latina/o Diaspora in the Americas


As Latinos become the largest minority group in the United States, there is a vital need to listen to the voices of Latina/o people and the issues that are affecting their communities. The Latina/o Diaspora in the Americas Project at SPOHP creates a space for Latinos to share their views on themes such as Hispanic/Latino identity, immigration reform, labor conditions, education and civil rights.

The project enables the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program to conduct and transcribe oral histories with individuals with Hispanic-Latinos in the United States. It is our hope that the gathering of these voices will help create dialogue between Latinas/os and non-Latinas/os so that together we can create a better future for all in the United States of America.


The Latina/o Diaspora in the Americas is documented by students, staff and volunteers at SPOHP in multiple forms, including:

  • oral histories
  • workshops
  • documentaries

and more. Visit the Research Topics & Resources page for more information. 


Latina/o Diaspora in the Americas Events and Research News

New Course Offered: A Black and Latinx History of the Gator Nation

Oct 25th, 2018

For the Spring Semester 2019, SPOHP and African American Studies will be offering a course titled “A Black and Latinx History of the Gator Nation.” Students will be able to… Read More

Join us for “La Casita Encuentro (Reunion)” on Wednesday Oct. 3rd in Ustler Hall, at 6pm!

Oct 1st, 2018

Participate in a public dialogue between founding members of UF’s Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures, known as “La Casita,” and those who were there during its earliest years. Our participants include… Read More

Video of Dr. Ortiz Book Talk

Sep 6th, 2018

Click this photo for a videotaped version (87 min.) of the 8/28 book talk presented at Smathers Library East by Dr. Paul Ortiz, Director of SPOHP, on his recent book:… Read More

For more information about the Latina/o Diaspora in the Americas Project at the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, please contact our offices at 241 Pugh Hall, 352-392-7168, or e-mail coordinator Genesis Lara.