Support the Latinx Research Center

About Us


The Latinx Research Center is a faculty-led research center offering support and collaboration to campus and other researchers focused on U.S. Latinx and hemispheric communities. The “x” in our name signals our commitment to centering non-binary sexual and gender diversity. It also marks the unknown factors in the history, experience, conditions, contributions, and needs of California’s and the country’s diverse and rapidly growing Latinx populations that we investigate. We are an internationally recognized hub for Latinx-focused research and partner broadly across campus, the state, the U.S., and the globe. Originally founded through state mandate in 1989, as the Center for Latino Policy Research, the CLPR produced social sciences-centered research, conferences, symposia, and white papers on Latinxs and education, the environment, Indigenous communities, migration, and technology. Today, the new LRC research portfolio has expanded to also include the arts, education, gender, health, history, media, the sciences, and sexuality. Through our independent fundraising, the LRC provides numerous full-time staff positions and paid post-doctoral, dissertation, and undergraduate research opportunities to five current major research initiatives. The LRC showcases cutting-edge Latinx research by the University of California, Berkeley’s top experts through public programming which is available through our YouTube channel.


Research Initiatives Hosted by the LRC

Distributed to Research Initiatives

Distributed to Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research Fellows

In Support of the center's Undergraduate work-study students

Distributed to Dissertation and Post-Doc Fellow

$25 Donation

Can help sponsor an issue of Revista N’oj

Revista N’oj is a digital publication that champions critical and creative voices, providing perspectives on topical issues rarely covered in mainstream outlets. It serves as a platform for students and academics to share their research, fostering intersectional, feminist, anti-racist, and decolonial analyses and debates on contemporary politics and culture.

$500 Donation

Can support podcast research and production

Podcast production is an essential tool at our research center, allowing us to share research in an accessible format. We focus on creating digital archives that highlight the contributions of Latinx researchersand artists, capturing stories directly from their communities to enrich academic discourse and celebrate diversity in knowledge creation.

$1,000 Donation 

Can Sponsor an LRC-Hosted Event

LRC events serve as crucial platforms for Latinx researchers, authors, artists, and more, amplifying their impactful work and fostering meaningful connections within our campus community.


$5,000 Donation

Can fund an Undergraduate Work-study student

Undergraduate work-study positions at the LRC provide students with invaluable opportunities to engage in research across various disciplines and professions including video production, digital communications, administration, and podcast production. These positions offer students hands-on experience that fosters essential skills development, shaping their academic and professional trajectories.

$10,000 Donation

Can support a summer dissertation fellow

Our Dissertation Fellowships advance dissertation research, support graduate scholarship, create opportunities for collaboration across disciplines, and promote the next generation of Latinx scholars. Through these fellowships graduate students receive the resources and mentorship needed to push the boundaries of knowledge in their respective fields.

$100,000 Donation

Can jumpstart an endowment campaign to permanently stabilize staff costs

All the great work we do—fundraising, designing, and distributing research fellowships, mentoring, programming, exhibitions, publications—happens because of our terrific staff, both full and part-time, professional and student and our dedicated premier LatinxStudies faculty experts.  UCB support doesn’t cover even one half-time staff person, but that hasn’t stopped us yet! With your generous donation, we can secure the future of the LRC illuminating critical issues for Latinxs and their solutions.

Join us in generously investing in the well-being of Latinx communities on campus, in California, and in the nation with your tax-deductible contribution!

Why Us?

1. California Senate Office of Research, A Statistical Picture of Latinos in California 2017 Update, July 2017.

4. G. Cristina Mora, Nicholas Vargas, Dominic Cedillo, LATINO STUDIES STAGNATION, April 4, 2023.

2. UC Berkeley Division of Equity & Inclusion, “Diversity Data Dashboard,” Fall 2021.

3. The UC Undergraduate Experience Survey, University of California, Berkeley, 2020.


Thanks to this fellowship, I not only learned how to conduct research alongside the guidance of my faculty mentor, but I’ve also developed confidence in myself as a researcher.

Michael Garcia, LRC Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Fellow

They (the LRC) granted me the space to practice different forms of research and archival work – sparking my interest in using art and spoken word as records of decolonial resistance.

Quetzal Ruvalcaba, fourth-year Ethnic Studies student, UC Berkeley
UCLA Law Fellow, 2024