The Latinx | Latin American Race & Ethnicity Research Unit (or L2 for short) aims to bolster support for and catalyze innovative scholarship, creative practice, and research on race, ethnicity and equity across Latin America and throughout the Latinx diaspora. L2 supports cutting-edge learning opportunities with research components and community connections and partnerships across the University, within the St. Louis region, nationally, and globally.
Guided by a multidisciplinary steering committee of leading scholars, and informed by an advisory group that developed a series of recommendations in 2020, the L2 Unit is designing research projects, frameworks, and programming that will serve students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, residents and trainees, and creative practitioners across the University’s seven schools.
L2 Featured Research & Events
2021-2022 Steering Committee Members
Leopoldo J. Cabassa, Co-Chair
Ariela Schachter, Co-Chair
William Acree, Ex-officio
Co-director, CRE2; Professor of Spanish; American Culture Studies (Affiliate) and Performing Arts (Affiliate)
Latin American Cultural History; Popular & Material Culture; Global Street Cultures; Public Space & State Formation; Afro-Latin America