Latin American Studies Program


Latin America is known for its rich cultural diversity, complex history, and growing importance on the world stage. Study Mayan history, Mexican rebellions, and literature of the Cuban diaspora and collaborate with top scholars in an array of disciplines to deepen your understanding of this fascinating and complicated region.

Students in the Latin American Studies Program study the historical roots and diverse cultures of Latin America and U.S. Latino communities. Drawing on literature, film, historical texts, and contemporary analysis, they work with professors to investigate social, political, and economic issues, tensions, and inequalities past and present. Students take courses within the disciplines of anthropology, government, history, Spanish, and economics to deepen their understanding of the many complex societies of the region. Language study in Spanish or Portuguese and a semester abroad enhance the learning experience for all students.

With expertise in an array of humanistic and social science disciplines, faculty members bring considerable and diverse experience to the program. Professors have lived and worked in Argentina, the Caribbean, Brazil, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and Peru.