Latino Research

One of the biggest challenges for our community today is the creation of a place and an atmosphere in which to carry our discussions and positive exchanges on controversial issues affecting Latinos in the United States. The Center has contributed to the positive exchange of ideas by providing opportunities for discussion, and at the same time giving the Latino community the opportunity to express their ideas and concerns.


Among the research projects conducted by the Center, the publication of the Border-Lines Journal has become an enormous tool allowing those concerns and those voices to be heard. The research that is being provided will help educators, the business community, labor leaders, and policy makers in dealing with issues related to Latinos in Nevada and the rest of the country.

Call for papers: Border-Lines: Journal of the Latino Research Center

Gloria Anzaldúa in her germinal works describes the borderlands as a material place and as a space that shifts to the metaphorical and symbolic. Borderlines delineate systems in which our societies are also arranged and dispersed. Borders and the borderlands are emotional, mental, psychic, spiritual and material. Border-Lines is a journal of the Latino Research Center housed at the University of Nevada, Reno. As a journal entering a new decade of its publication, Border-Lines continues a legacy of publishing scholarly excellence with a commitment to offer space to interdisciplinary and intersectional studies. We do not build walls when we are afraid. We do not erect borders between identity categories, scholarly traditions, art, or activism. Border-Lines is a journal that blurs the spaces between and betwixt identity, theory and disciplines. This call for papers requests interdisciplinary research that analyze, describe, or make interventions at the boundaries of what constitutes border theory, research in/on the borderlands and/or the people who live in these spaces and places.

Some suggested areas of interest (but not limited to those listed here):

  • Family separation policies and procedures
  • Latina/o/x Issues in Nevada
  • Indigenous Studies of Nevada
  • Jotería cultura, theory, activism, and art
  • Arts-based approaches to research methodology
  • Engaged and/or participant action research
  • Chicana feminist theory and praxis
  • Latinidad in the current political climate
  • Interdisciplinary border studies
  • International borders outside U.S. context
  • Chicana art, spirituality, and activism
  • Latino/a cultural and media representations
  • Testimonios from the borderlands (material, mental, emotional, spiritual, metaphorical)
  • Monstrosity in Popular Culture
  • Educational Pipelines for Latinx and Chicanx student and faculty
  • Rhetorical deconstructions of border discourses and texts

This issue will be published in the late Spring of 2019 and all submissions should adhere to the
following guidelines:

  • Submit manuscript to Dr. Robert Gutierrez-Perez, with the title: "Border-Lines 2019 Submission" by midnight on November 15th, 2018.
  • A Cover Page in .pdf format that lists the title of your manuscript, your name, affiliation, mailing address and email contact information.
  • Manuscript should adhere to the latest MLA style guide and should be between 5,000-7,000 words. Please make sure to remove any identifying information from your manuscript.
  • Submissions will undergo a peer-review process after editor review. Any questions should be directed to