The JULIAN SAMORA RESEARCH INSTITUTE (JSRI) is committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. More specifically:
The Institute has current research/outreach initiatives targeting the needs of the Hispanic community in the areas of economic development, education, and families and neighborhoods. A database is also being developed to serve as a resource on and for Hispanics.
JSRI has organized a number of publication initiatives to facilitate the timely dissemination of current research and information relevant to Latinos.
The JULIAN SAMORA WORKING PAPERS SERIES was initiated in 1989 to provide a mechanism for the systematic dissemination of public policy-oriented research on issues affecting Latinos in both the United States as a whole and the Midwest in particular. The series publishes reports of empirical studies, theoretical analyses, and policy discussions that address the changing role of Latinos in relation to economic, political, religious, educational, and social institutions.
The JULIAN SAMORA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OCCASIONAL PAPERS SERIES features policy-oriented papers presented at Michigan State University by scholars in the area of Latino issues.
The INSTITUTE RESEARCH REPORTS SERIES publishes monograph length reports of original empirical research on Latinos in the Midwest conducted by the Institute's research associates and funded by grants to the Institute.