Academic scholarship & research

This page presents publications from scholars and academic researchers who have studied the history, culture, and demography of Hispanic peoples and communities in Kentucky. 

Alcalde, M. Cristina. “Masculinities in Motion Latino Men and Violence in Kentucky.” Men and masculinities 14.4 (2011): 450–469. Web.

Alcalde, M Cristina. “Racializing Undocumented Immigrants in the Age of Color-Blindness: Millennials’ Views from Kentucky.” Latino studies 14.2 (2016): 234–257. Web.

Alvarez, Steven. “Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican Food in the U.S. Nuevo South.” Composition studies 45.2 (2017): 151–166. Print.

Arnold, Chaz. “Hispanic Health Initiative: Creating a Sustainable Health Fair for an Immigrant Community.” (2014) Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 454.

Ballestero, Victor and Sam Wright. “The State of Hispanic Education in Kentucky School Districts.” Vol. 14, Sept. 2008, pp. 1–15.

Barcus, Holly R. “The Emergence of New Hispanic Settlement Patterns in Appalachia.” The Professional geographer 59.3 (2007): 298–315. Web.

Benitez, John.”Hispanic Religious Outreach in the Upper U.S. South: Missionary Outreach, Strategies, and Institutional Praxis Among Mainstream Denominations” (2015). Theses and Dissertations–Geography. 39.

Cabell, Meredith Glenn. “Mexican Immigrant Integration in the U.S. Southeast: Institutional Approaches to Immigrant Integration in Owensboro, Kentucky.” (2017): n. pag. Print.

Crawford, Adam et al. “One Regions Response: The Emergence Of Hispanic Workers In Appalachia.” Journal of business & economics research (Littleton, Colo.) 2.6 (2011): n. pag. Web.

Denton, B. M. “Community Response to the Introduction of Hispanic Migrant Agricultural Workers into Central Kentucky.” The Dynamics of Hired Farm Labour: Constraints and Community Responses. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing, 2002. 115–123. Web.

Douglas, Bob. “The Cuban Community in Louisville.” Journal of Kentucky Studies, vol. 27, 2010, pp. 227–232.

Dowdy, Michael. “‘Andando Entre Dos Mundos’: Towards an Appalachian Latino Literature.” Appalachian journal 39.3/4 (2012): 270–293. Print.

Marquez, Vanessa, and Richard H. Schein. “The Inclusive Exclusion of Latino Immigrants in Lexington, Kentucky.” University of Kentucky Dissertation, Department of Geography 2013. Print.

Nuñez, Gabriela. “The Latino Pastoral Narrative: Backstretch Workers in Kentucky.” Latino Studies, vol. 10, no. 1-2, 2012, pp. 107–127.

Raitz, Karl. “Hispanic Workers 1992 Kentucky Map.” Karl Raitz Kentucky slides, 1980s-2000s, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Ramos, Irma N et al. “Health Status, Perceptions and Needs of Hispanics in Rural Shelbyville, Kentucky.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 17.1 (2013): 148–155. Web.

Reyes, Caitlin. “Hispanic Outreach in Bowling Green, KY: Defining the Needs of the Hispanic Community.” (2012) Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 365.

Rich, Brian and Marta Mirada. “Chapter 8: The Sociopolitical Dynamics of Immigration in Lexington, Kentucky, 1997 to 2002: An Ambivalent Community Responds.” New Destinations: Mexican Immigration in the United States, Zúñiga, Víctor, et al. eds. Russell Sage Foundation, 2006, pp. 187–219.

Shultz, Benjamin J. “Inside the Gilded Cage: The Lives of Latino Immigrant Males in Rural Central Kentucky.” Southeastern geographer 48.2 (2008): 201–218. Web.

Smith, Barbara Ellen, and Jamie Winders. “We’re Here to Stay: Economic Restructuring, Latino Migration and Place-Making in the US South.” Transactions – Institute of British Geographers (1965) 33.1 (2008): 60–72. Web.

Smith, Heather A., and Owen J. Furuseth. Latinos in the New South : Transformations of Place. Aldershot, England ;: Ashgate, 2006. Print.

Winders, Jamie, and Barbara Ellen Smith. “Excepting/accepting the South: New Geographies of Latino Migration, New Directions in Latino Studies.” Latino studies 10.1-2 (2012): 220–245. Web.

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