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Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr
Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ 85281-3670)

Summer Stipends
Research Programs

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$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2019 – 7/31/2019

Aloha Compadre: A History of the Latinxs Population in Hawai'i, 1832-2010

A book-length study about the migration of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Central Americans to Hawaii between 1832 and 2010, and the Latino-Hawaiian culture that has developed over time.

Aloha Compadre: Latinxs in Hawai’i, 1832-2010, will be the first study to document the collective history and contemporary experiences of Latinxs in Hawai’i. I focus on Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Central Americans, which make up the majority of the Spanish speaking Latinx population in the state. Historically speaking Latinxs have been voyaging to the Hawaiian Islands for over 180 years. Currently they comprise almost ten percent of the state’s population. Aloha Compadre explores how Latinx migrations to Hawai’i are expanding the borderlands region beyond the western hemisphere and into the Pacific region. Their enduring presence in Hawai’i is also transforming the social, economic and cultural landscape of the state. Documenting their community narratives enables us to understand how the Latinx population seeks to build their communities, form interracial relationships, and find a sense of belonging in Hawai’i.