Our undergraduate minor introduces students to the nation’s diverse Latinx populations and pairs well with many majors. Ph.D. students may complement their doctoral program by developing expertise in the interdisciplinary and intersectional field of Latinx studies.
Develop a deep understanding of Latinx communities
Our courses examine contemporary and historical issues of Latinx communities from a variety of perspectives, including art, music, sociology, law, gender studies, media, education, literature, and more. We pair rigorous disciplinary training with interdisciplinary research methods that more accurately explain the complexity of Latinx peoples.
Our faculty come from wide-ranging fields and are experts in diverse topics affecting Latinxs, including issues of race, immigration, citizenship, voting rights, Afro-Latinidad, performance, art, and aesthetics. Our program values diversity because it better helps us understand our world, and produces a richer, more comprehensive account of its complexity.
Statement on names
When the Latino Studies Program was founded in 1999, our program’s name emerged from that historical moment, one rife with possibility for new understandings of our constituent populations. Since then, our field has evolved in rich and complex ways, demonstrating the multiplicity of experiences referenced by the term “Latino.” We retain the name “Latino Studies Program” while acknowledging the deficits of such a label and acutely aware of the vast diversity within configurations of Latinx.