Latino Research Center University of Nevada, Reno

Our Mission

The Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno serves as a nexus between the Latino community and the university. Its mission is to foster research, student achievement, faculty collaboration, advocacy, and outreach in a manner that best meets the educational needs and goals of the State of Nevada and best honors the intellectual and cultural capital of the Latino presence in our state.


Do You Hear My Accent When I Write?:
The Voice Of A Latina Im

Do You Hear My Accent

Journal of the LRC



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Coming out in 2015

The Country I Call Home

The Country I Call Home:
Stories of Growing Up a Citizen in Every Way but One

By Emma Sepúlveda and Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez
Latino Research Center, 2015 - Price $24.95

The Country I Call Home: Stories of Growing Up a Citizen in Every Way but One ---showcases forty-one first person essays of undocumented youth known as DREAMers, tied together by the chapters of two immigrants' rights advocates: Dr. Emma Sepúlveda Pulvirenti and Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez. Their voices coalesce in The Country I Call Home to form an inspiring series of narratives about the lives of undocumented and immigrant students in the U.S. from all around the world.

Book Presentations:


July 28, 2019 at 6:30pm Sundance Books and Music

121 California Avenue, Reno NV 89509.

Las Vegas

July 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Writer's Block

1020 Freeman St, Suite 100, Las Vegas NV 89101.

From Snowcaps to Desert Flats

From Snowcaps to Deser Flats:
An Anthology of Latino Writers in Nevada

Edited By Emma Sepúlveda and Mar Inestrillas
Latino Research Center, 2015 - Price $24.95


Publications for Sale

From Snowcaps to Desert Flats

Do You Hear my Accent When I Write?
The Voice of a Latina Immigrant

By Emma Sepúlveda and Mar Inestrillas
Black Rock Press, 2007 - Price $19.95

A collection of the columns Dr. Emma Sepulveda has been writing for the Reno Gazette Journal during the past 10 years on Latino issues. As quite often she receives letters and e-mails in response to her column, some of those responses have also been included in this book since they have created a dialogue between the columnist and the readers. Through her opinion column Dr. Sepulveda has invited everybody to openly discuss the issues that affect Latinos and the community at large, but also she speaks of her views on a wide rage of other topics.

The entirety of the proceeds from the sales of "Do You Hear My Accent When I Write: The Voice of A Latina Immigrant" are being donated to the Latino Research Center to promote its mission.

From Snowcaps to Desert Flats

Journal of the Latino Research Center

Border-Lines is an interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to the dissemination of research
on Chicana/o—Latina/o cultural, political, and social issues. Border-Lines is a refereed journal
that seeks to publish scholarly articles drawn from a variety of disciplines such as Anthropology,
Education, Geography, Human Health, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political Science, Social
Work, and Sociology.

Current Issue:
2012 Vol. VI

Past Issues:
2011 Vol. V, issue 1 & 2 (special edition)

2010 Vol. IV

2009 Vol. III
Open Subject

2007-2008 Vol. II
"The dynamics of US Latino Immigration"

2006 Vol. I
"Latinos in Nevada"