Latinx Learning Lab

Painting of a Latinx community.

The Latinx Learning Lab is an incubator for research into Latinx history and community, connecting students to UB researchers and community organizations. 

Project description

The Latinx Learning Laboratory is a hub for interdisciplinary research into Latinx history, culture, and community in Western New York and New York State. Participants will help build an archive of Latinx histories and communities. This project is grounded in the rich history of Latinx communities locally and state wide, as well as the growing range of Latinx New Yorkers. It is also anchored in the rich possibilities for interdisciplinary research on Latinx history and community made possible by the faculty and students in each and every unit on campus.

In partnership with UB faculty and community organizations, students will participate in mentored research project, that explore Latinx experience in Buffalo, Western New York, and New York State. Some students may help build a broader oral history repository of Latinx community members, including, centrally, the segregated Puerto Rican Infantry Regiment, the Borinqueneers. Other students may study Latinx foodways and food justice. Yet others will investigate community resources for health and wellness in Latinx communities.

In short, the Latinx Learning Lab is an incubator and hub for research into Latinx history, community, culture, and more, connecting cutting edge UB researchers with dynamic local organizations that have built a long history of community outreach and community based research in Buffalo. 

Project outcome

Students will build an open-ended, collaborative archive of Latinx history, culture, and community. They must propose a project, define a method of study, and identify community partners. The Learning Laboratory or Incubator will act as a hub, or connector, as well as home for this growing, dynamic archive. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Ongoing
Start time Anytime
In-person, remote, or hybrid? Hybrid
Level of collaboration Individual student project
Benefits Research experience; academic or internship credit.
Who is eligible All undergraduate students 

Core partners

Project mentor

Camilo Trumper

Associate Professor


574 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8422


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Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.