“On a summer day in 2004, Julie Weise strode up to an aged stone building in Mexico City that housed the archives of the secretary of foreign relations for Mexico. She had a simple question: How long have Mexicans been in the Deep South—states like Georgia, the Carolinas, Louisiana?” — from the Spring 2016 issue of Cascades magazine.  Read more: Invisible No More | Cascade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences

Editor’s Note: an assistant professor in the UO Department of History, Julie Weise is also a CLLAS faculty affiliate. She is the author of Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 (University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2015).