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Diálogo is a refereed journal published since 1996 (biannually since 2012) by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University in Chicago. Diálogo seeks research articles of regional and national contexts with focus on diverse Latin American and U.S. Latino populations and experiences, recent immigration and places of origin, including indigenous experience. We welcome submissions throughout the year: articles that help bridge barriers between academic and local communities, book and film/media reviews, and interviews pertinent to Latino communities in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America. Published in Spring and Fall, often calls are issued for special themes. In 2015, Diálogo received the Phoenix Award for journal revitalization and transformation from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

Diálogo is citation-indexed in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory and other databases, full-text indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, and in Project Muse database. Issues older than five years from publication are available in Open Access on Digital Commons at DePaul University.

In January 2016, at the MLA Convention in Austin, Texas, Diálogo was honored with the Phoenix Award for 2015 by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), for revitalization/transformation, both editorial and design, of a journal within the last three years.

2015 Award Recipient

​2015 Recipient of the
Council of Editors of Learned Journals'
Phoenix Award 

An Interdisciplinary Studies Journal 

This award is in recognition of significant editorial achievement and is​ given to the most improved journal, regardless of its state at the time the renovations began or a weak journal that has become excellent is eligible, but so too is an admired journal that manages to become dramatically better. Judges found that Diálogo “has improved dramatically during the period under evaluation and shows clear evidence of significant editorial change. Most important are the institution of double-blind peer review and the considerable enhancement of scholarly content. In this respect, the contrast between early and recent issues is striking. In 2012, issues were slim and essays short, and though their content was compelling, their rigor and quality were uneven. The recent issues offer vibrant scholarly contributions. The essays are examples of original scholarship, including the scholarship of teaching, and the authors engage with critical interlocutors as well as foreground their own critical interventions. Beyond enhancing the essays section, the editor has done well to add a section for book and film reviews along with a named book review editor to oversee this new dimension of the journal. Dr. Martínez's outline of their process toward 'revitalization and transformation' is also admirable. This kind of thoughtful intent is reflected in the new layout, particularly in the consistency of format and design. Their efforts to respond to library preferences regarding back cover content and their decision to feature Latino/a art is appreciated.​”​​

2014 Award Recipient

​2014 Recipient of the
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies'​
Antonia I. Castañeda Prize 

Jennie Marie Luna, Ph.D.
California State University, Channel Islands
"La Tradicion Conchera:​
Historial Process of Danza and Catholicism"
Dialogo 16(1): 47-64. 

This award is in recognition of a published scholarly article or book chapter of an historic​al orientation on the intersection of class, race, gender, and sexuality as related to Chicana/Latina and/ Native/Indigenous women. The piece must have been published in the previous year (2013) by a woman who is an ABD graduate student, pre-tenured faculty member, or an independent scholar. The award is designed to promote and acknowledge scholarship of an historical orientation by Chicana/Latina and/or Native/Indigenous scholars working on issues of intersectionality.