Latino National Survey-New England
In Fall 2007, CSREA received a $150,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to conduct the most in-depth and comprehensive scientific survey ever to focus on Latinos in New England, specifically Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Dr. Evelyn Hu-DeHart (History) was the Primary Investigator (PI) for this grant. Advisors for the LNS were: Dr. Matt Garcia (History), Dr. Marion Orr (Political Science and Urban Studies), Dr. Cynthia Garcia-Coll (Education), Dr. Tony Affigne (Providence College, Political Science. The community advisor was Dr. Jorge Elorza of Roger Williams Law School, who is also the coordinator for the Rhode Island Latino Policy Institute. This project is the New England extension of the Latino National Survey (LNS), which was conducted in 2005-2006 by a team of eminent Latino political scientists. These political scientists were Dr. Luis Fraga (University of Washington), Dr. John A. Garcia (University of Arizona), Dr. Rodney Hero (Notre Dame), Dr. Michael Jones-Correa (Cornell University), Dr. Valerie Martinez-Ebers (University of North Texas), and Dr. Gary Segura (Stanford University). Graduate students at Brown University as well as other institutions were especially targeted for training in using LNS data, and encouraged to incorporate new LNS findings in their forthcoming dissertations and research projects. On October 24, 2009, the CSREA hosted the National Conference on Latino Politics, Power and Policy.