Department of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies
Through the lenses of history and politics as well as through literary, film and media studies, we seek to understand the past and current state of the cultures of Latin America, Spain, the Caribbean, and the Latinx heritage populations within the United States; and their relations with each other and with the wider world. These relations are loosely organized around phenomena such as coloniality and empire, migration, the inner workings of power and practices of resistance and representation.
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.