Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies

Embracing an interdisciplinary study of language, cultures, histories and political realities

Through the lenses of social history, politics and literary, film and media studies, we seek to understand the past, current state, and emerging realities of the cultures of Latin America, Spain, the Caribbean, and the Latina/o heritage populations within the United States; and their relations with each other and with the wider world.

Through co-curricular activities (e.g. film series, lectures, the mesa de español) we engage with the larger college community. The department also encourages off-campus study and research through study abroad, internships, or and the connections between our faculty members and the large nearby Latina/o communities.