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  • ISSN: 2574-0180
  • eISSN: 2574-0180


ANNUAL · 6 x 9 · 128 PAGES/ISSUE · ISSN 2574-0180 · E-ISSN 2574-0199

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Editor

The US Latina & Latino Oral History Journal is a research publication created to mine, showcase, and promote the rich field of oral history as it relates specifically to the US Latina and Latino experience.  Manuscripts are blind peer-reviewed and represent best practices of oral history and the highest research standards. The University of Texas Press publishes the journal for the Voces Oral History Project at the university's School of Journalism. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, UT professor of journalism, is the journal’s founding editor.

Recent Issues

Volume 7, 2023


The 1970 Uvalde School Walkout
by Vinicio Sinta and Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

The Coral Way “Experiment”: Building an Archive to Unravel the Beginnings of the First Publicly Funded Spanish-English Dual Language Program in the United States
by Brittany Kester, Maria Coady, and Bess de Farber

Notes from the Community: Dallas Mexican American Historical League
by Rosemary Valtierra Hinojosa

Pathways in Oral History: Yolanda Chávez Leyva
by Editors

Pathways in Oral History: Paul Ortiz

Volume 6, 2022


“Screw the Pandemic, I Had to Show Up”: Latino/a Experience and Racial Activism during the COVID-19 Pandemic
by Vincent C. Peña and Dominique Valle

“We Need to Be Human”: Using Oral Histories of Latino/a Staff and Faculty to Examine Neoliberalism in the Age of COVID-19
by Jackie Pedota

Exploring the Latino COVID Experience through Oral Histories: Stories to Inform Research
by Marisol Daniela McDaniel, Alejandra Gutierrez, and Claire Harper

Notes from the Community: Centro Cultural Aztlán
by Malena Gonzalez-Cid

Pathways in Oral History: Paul Ortiz

Volume 5, 2021


La primera línea: Latina/o Frontline Health Workers during COVID-19’s First US Wave
by Dana Yarak and Beatrix Hoffman

In the Shadows of the Health-Care City: Historicizing Trans Latinx Immigrant Experiences during the Coronavirus Pandemic
by Leo Valdes

A Voice for Immigrants: Latino Activism, Testimonial Practices, and Public Catholicism in Indianapolis
by Ethan Sharp

“Cities for People, Not for Profit”: Gentrification and Housing Activism in Bushwick
by Cynthia Tobar

Notes from the Community: Preserving Activist Community Memory in the Pacific Northwest: Chicana/o Movement in Washington State History Project and Oral Histories: Chicano and Latinx History in Social Context of Seattle and Washington State
by Oscar Rosales Castañeda

Pathways in Oral History: Mireya Loza



Submission information for authors

The US Latina & Latino Oral History Journal is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to research about the country’s Latina/o population, and which relies on oral history as an essential methodology. The journal seeks to create new knowledge and push the frontiers of research about the Latina and Latino experience in the United States. All articles must be original: neither published nor under review elsewhere. The journal is published by the University of Texas Press, in partnership with the Voces Oral History Project, at the UT School of Journalism.

Professional Oral History Standards

Oral history interviews cited in submitted manuscripts must conform to the established best professional standards, including:

  • The interviews cited must have been recorded and deposited in an established repository.
  • Each oral history interview must have a consent form, a copy of which must be provided to the journal if the manuscript is selected for publication.
  • Length: Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages (excluding notes, tables, or illustrations).

Standing Features

Each issue will include standing features that provide readers with a broad range of exposure to best practices in the field of Latina/o oral history. To that end, each issue will include:

Q & A with the Experts

The journal seeks to learn from scholars who have made substantial contributions to the field. To that end, Yale history professor Stephen Pitti will interview established scholars who have used oral history in their research on the Latina/o experience, exploring how they have worked, how they have thought about oral history and its relationship to other disciplines and approaches, and where they see the field going.

Notes from the Community

The journal’s editorial board recognizes that important oral history is being conducted outside of university and college campuses. University of Texas at Austin history professor Emilio Zamora will edit this feature. The journal solicits articles that address oral history work in community settings. Submissions must include information on the number of interviews, what types of finding aids are available (transcripts, indexes, etc.), the names of organizers, interviewee selection methods, recording formats, storage and access policies, classification system, and how the work impacts their community. Efforts may include university and community partnerships to recover local histories, high school initiatives, community centers preparing local histories, teachers developing and implementing lesson plans and promoting self-awareness, genealogy groups using oral narratives to supplement their archival materials, senior centers using oral history as therapy, among others. Essays should not exceed 2,000 words and should abide by the Chicago Manual of Style. For more information on Notes from the Community, please contact Emilio Zamora at e.zamora@austin.utexas.edu.

Spotlight on an Oral History Archive

Each issue of the journal will visit a different oral history archive/project/collection and evaluate it according to the best professional standards of the field. This feature will be edited by the librarians on the editorial board: Christian Kelleher (University of Houston); Kristine Navarro-McElhaney (Arizona State University); and Roberto Trujillo (Stanford University).

Book Reviews

The journal will also publish reviews of books on the Latina/o experience that incorporate oral history as a central methodology.

Manuscript Requirements:

  • Style: The US Latina & Latino Oral History Journal follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, notes and bibliography system. For more information, please see: https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-1.html
  • Articles must be double-spaced, 12-point type, including endnotes.
  • Research manuscripts are blind refereed by a minimum of two readers; the review process typically takes three months. Manuscripts should be submitted via email as Microsoft Word documents.


Additional submission information, suggestions, and questions should be directed to the Managing Editor, US Latina & Latino Oral History Journal at: latoralhistory@utexas.edu

Peer-Review Process and Publication Ethics


The editor and editorial board of US Latina & Latino Oral History Journal are committed to the following:

  • We will make our best efforts to ensure that our peer-review processes and editorial decisions are fair and unbiased, and that manuscripts are judged solely on their merits by individuals with appropriate levels of expertise in the subject area.
    • We have the right to reject a manuscript at any point in the process if, after an unbiased evaluation, it is the opinion of the editor(s) that it does not align with the journal’s mission or editorial policies or would be in conflict with the journal’s legal requirements.
  • Submitted manuscripts will be handled as confidential documents and we will not share information about them with anyone outside the editorial staff, editorial board, potential reviewers, or the publisher.
  • We expect transparency on the part of editors and reviewers regarding potential conflicts of interest and will assign manuscripts to individuals who are not expected to have such conflicts.
  • We expect authors to help us uphold our ethical standards by
    • submitting only original works;
    • respecting the intellectual property rights of others;
    • adhering to the journal’s policies regarding simultaneous submissions;
    • acknowledging sources;
    • appropriately crediting all authors, other research participants, and funding sources;
    • disclosing any potential conflicts of interest; and
    • notifying the editors and/or publisher of any significant errors discovered after submission or publication.
  • We will investigate any credible allegation of unethical or illegal practices related to an article we have published. When warranted, we will issue corrections, retractions, and/or apologies, working with the author(s) as appropriate to find the best resolution.
  • Concerns may be reported directly to the editor(s) or publisher by email at latoralhistory@utexas.edu.


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Full Page: 4.5 x 7.5 in.
Half Page: 4.5 x 3.75 in.
Trim Size: 6 x 9 in.
Halftones: 300 dpi


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