Centro is the only academic institution dedicated exclusively to multidisciplinary research on the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Centro also houses the most comprehensive library and archive of the Puerto Rican diaspora...In these times of crisis, it is urgent for us to secure the profound and important legacy of organizations like Centro; to act in unison and in a constructive manner."
— Gretchen Sierra-Zorita
U.S. Democracy 2019 Conference
Founded in 1983, the Inter-University Program for Latino Research became a national consortium of university-based centers dedicated to the advancement of the Latino intellectual presence in the United States. For more than 35 years, IUPLR has promoted core research on issues of importance to Latino communities and the broader US society. The consortium has become a respected national catalyst and facilitator of in-depth policy-relevant research and works to expand the pool of Latino scholars and leaders.
IUPLR headquarters is now located at the University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies.
Recent Publications by IUPLR Affiliated Faculty and Working Groups