Chicagolandia: Oral Histories of Chicago’s Latinx Suburbs


Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships


History and Political Science


“Chicagolandia” uses oral histories of Latina/os living in the Chicago suburbs from 1960 to the present to complicate popular and scholarly understandings of late-twentieth-century suburbanization and immigration. The project engages questions of race, citizenship, and equality at the nexus of two fields of scholarship—suburban history and Latinx studies—to examine how Latina/os navigated and helped shape the suburbs, a critical site of economic opportunity and political power in the postwar United States.