Other Research Projects
Our faculty fellows pursue research and other activities related to our mission. We strive to share information about their individual research projects and their findings to improve collaboration and as part of our outreach mission to provide information and resources to changing communities. Over the coming months, we hope to develop a library of some of their projects as a resource for Missouri.
Interdisciplinary projects that the Cambio Center has led include the USDA funded Assets Project and Integration Project, as well as smaller projects listed below under Completed Research Projects. Other Cambio Center research activities include international and transnational research:
Coloquio Internacional "Migrantes regionales en las Américas. Casos de Argentina, Brasil, Chile y Estados Unidos" (International Colloquium “Regional Migrants in the Américas. Cases of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and the United States”)
A Cambio Center Strategic Initiatives project, in cooperation with Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad de Chile, and the Centro de Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos (CEMLA).
September 8-9, 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(More information available - in Spanish)
Transnational Migration Studies
Dr. Corinne Valdivia has collaborated with researchers in Mexico, including Dr. Emma Zapata and Dr. Blanca Suarez at the Colegio de Postgraduados, to study and write about migration in Missouri and Michoacan. Their article, Aquí y allá. Inseguridad y Desafío: doble cara de la migración, is part of the book Ilusiones, Sacrificios y Resultados. El escenario real de las remesas de emigrantes a Estados Unidos.
Completed Research Projects
- Immigrant Integration & Sustainable Rural Development: Linking Receiving & Newcomer Communities (PI Corinne Valdivia; co-PI's Lisa Flores and Steve Jeanetta).
A three-year competitive grant from USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). 2011-2015. Website
- Improving the Use of USDA Programs among Hispanic and Latino Farmers and Ranchers (PI Steve Jeanetta)
One-year grant from USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers (OASDFR), through the Lyons, Nebraska, Center for Rural Affairs.
- Asset Accumulation Strategies in Three Communities with New Latino Settlements (USDA-CSREES Competitive Grants Program). 2006-2010. Website
- Promotoras de Salud
(Grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health 2008-2010)
A two-year health literacy program to bridge providers of health care services and the targeted Latino community, in collaboration with Columbia’s Centro Latino.
- Targeting Immigration in Missouri and the Midwest, and its relationship with the Americas (UM Strategic Initiatives) 2004-2008