Defining El Sur Latino | Steven Alvarez

“El Sur Latino is an ethnicity layered on diverse races of people who speak Spanish in places where speaking Spanish in public gathers looks.”

Are You Taco Literate?

Tacos can be read. They carry social meanings—they are part of foodways networks of people who conduct their rich lives in languages.

Feeding a Need: Hoy por ti, mañana por mí

When someone from Pinewoods died, it was common to go door to door, or place a bucket at a nearby gas station, to ask for donations to help send the body back to Mexico. What if they rallied the community to help the living?

Why Study El Sur Latino?

Before we define El Sur Latino, we explain why it merits attention in the study of Southern foodways.

Oral History: Bluegrass & Birria

In our Bluegrass and Birria oral history project, Gustavo Arellano and Delilah Snell document restaurant owners in Louisville and Lexington who represent different aspects of the Mexican experience.