I am requesting funds to prepare for research on Latin American immigrant populations in Spain during my 2012/2013 sabbatical year. The proposal falls under the category of singular explorations. My research in Spain will require me to learn new research methods, read material specific to Spain, and develop conceptual frameworks appropriate to studying global movements populations. The research will constitute a major shift from my previous work that focused on senses of place among a relatively stable population in Mexico. The proposal requests funds for purchasing books, a stipend for my own summer work, and a stipend to cover four weeks of training in research methods appropriate to studying mobile populations. I will work with a colleague in Sociology, Hilario Molina, during the month of May for this methodological training. Dr. Molina's area of specialty is migration and mixed methods research.The research I contemplate on immigration will provide the basis for bringing my teaching, research, and scholarship in line with the state of the contemporary world. Anthropology continually renovates its conceptual frameworks, its methods, and its assumptions to keep pace with the changes in people's lives. Studies of the global movements of people, capital, images, ideals, forms of communication, and commodities dominate contemporary Anthropology. While I have incorporated this literature in my teaching and am familiar with the more general questions raised by a world in motion, I have never had the opportunity to carry out fieldwork in an area that addresses global movements.