Undergraduate research is a great opportunity for students to gain field experience and work alongside faculty members. Students can engage in research through:


Wells Fargo Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Research Scholarship

Approximately 4-6 scholarships are awarded to students in the amount of $2,500 for the academic year. ASU juniors and seniors who are interested in engaging in transborder and/or transnational Latina/o and Chicana/o research/creative projects are encouraged to apply. The student will work with an STS faculty or faculty affiliate to complete the project and enroll in TCL 499 Individualized Instruction for 3 credit hours. Past examples of research include:

  • Creative project: providing a space to heal, love and cherish the experiences of an undocumented family through the medium of clay. Final product included video journals, poetry, and art pieces (clothing and clay together). 
  • Research project: the project on "South Central Corridor: Barrio Identity and Resilience in South Phoenix" was a collaboration between three scholarship recipients and one other student, resulting in a web form of research findings.

TCL 499 Individualized Instruction

Students who would like to engage in independent research may work with any of our faculty members and receive course credit. Students should have completed at least 56 credit hours (Junior academic standing) and have at least a 3.0 GPA.