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Latina/o Diaspora in the Americas

Vision

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.

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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. 

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Latina/o Diaspora in the Americas Events and Research News

  • New Course Offered: A Black and Latinx History of the Gator Nation 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 draw on hundreds of interviews about UF history, as well as correspondence and other documents archived both with SPOHP and with the Smathers Libraries. Students ...
  • Join us for “La Casita Encuentro (Reunion)” on Wednesday Oct. 3rd in Ustler Hall, at 6pm! 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 the students who petitioned and labored to create the house, and the faculty who supported their efforts and/or became involved once the institute was up ...
  • Video of Dr. Ortiz Book Talk 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: An African and Latinx History of the United States. It was kindly co-sponsored and hosted by the Smathers Libraries’ Latin American and Caribbean Collection. YouTube ...
  • Intersections Grant Awarded! Dr. Paul Ortiz and SPOHP will take part in developing UF undergrad courses on Intersections of Global Blackness and Latinx Identity through an Intersections Research-Into-Teaching Grant from the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere & Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This Intersections group will emphasize how popular culture, visual arts, and performance reverberate globally through ...
  • Our Summer B Intro to Oral History Course Will Focus on FL Farmworker History Summer B 2018, July 2 – August 10 AMH 3593: Introduction to Oral History Course Overview This course will introduce students to the theories and methods of oral history. Oral history is an important methodological approach to documenting the past which allows historians to engage directly with narrators who share their life experiences touching on any number of ...
  • Tale of Two Houses: A Dialogue on Black and Latinx History at UF Event: Tale of Two Houses: A Dialogue on Black and Latinx History at UF Date: Friday, March 30, 2018 Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Pugh Hall – Ocora Join us for a discussion on the histories of the Institute of Black Culture (IBC) and the Institute of Hispanic/Latino Cultures (La Casita), including their founding and their entwined legacies. ...
  • “Voices of Dreamers” Students fundraising for SOHA Conference in LA Since launching the “Voices of Dreamers” project to conduct interviews with undocumented students, our students are now fundraising to share their research at the Southwestern Oral History Conference at Cal State Fullerton this April. Read more "“Voices of Dreamers” Students fundraising for SOHA Conference in LA"
  • NAFTA’s Long Shadow: Where immigration and economic policy meet SPOHP alumna and longtime research collaborator Dr. Sarah McNamara was published on Public Seminar with an essay titled, “NAFTA’s Long Shadow Where immigration and economic policy meet.” Sarah is a professor and historian at Texas A & M University whose work centers on Latinx, women and gender, and labor in the modern United States. Read a sample ...
  • Our Year-End Journal is Available Now Dear Friends of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, As you will read in this exciting end-of- year progress report, SPOHP has reached more students, scholars, and members of the general public than ever. We have conducted community-based oral history workshops with churches, businesses, university classes, veteran’s groups, African American history museums, Native American nations and ...
  • Black and Latinx History of the Gator Nation: Spring 2018 Course AFA 4931: A BLACK AND LATINXHISTORY OF THE GATOR NATION This upcoming Spring, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program is offering a oral history methods course course called Black and Latinx History of the Gator Nation. Students enrolled in this course in Spring 2018 (MWF 5th) will create new archives on Black and Latinx history at UF, ...

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.