Latinas/os are reshaping the United States, the Americas and beyond, and transforming the landscape of higher education. Humanities and social science scholars affiliated with the Latina/o Studies Program at Cornell focus on diverse Latino communities in the United States, and engage questions about Latino histories, immigration, politics, labor, literature, art, education, language, religion, and more.
Drawn to the excitement of an emergent academic and interdisciplinary field of study, undergraduate and graduate students from many different majors are choosing to minor in Latino Studies. A majority of Latina/o Studies Program courses are drawn from anthropology, history. literature, and sociology, but other departments across the university offer courses that are cross-listed with the program.
The Latina/o Studies Program encompasses a dynamic community of students, faculty, and staff from many different backgrounds who are intellectually engaged in the most important issues of the day in the diverse Latino communities of the United States. Our growing curriculum is attracting more and more students each year.Sofia Villenas, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Director, Latino Studies Program
Research Grants for Students
Research grants are available to graduate and undergraduate students on a competitive basis. Among undergraduates, preference is given to those whose work ultimately aims at enhancing understanding and knowledge of the Latina/o experience in the United States. Graduate students whose work will result in a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation are favored.
Latina/o Studies list-serve
is the list-serve of the Latino Studies Program at Cornell University.
The list-serve is meant for intellectual exchange and to communicate
information about upcoming academic and social events of interest to
both Latino and non-Latino students, faculty, administrators, etc. both
on and off campus.
To subscribe to the Latino-l list-serve, send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The body of the message should be:
Join email@example.com "your name"
Questions: e-mail Latino_Studies@cornell.edu
Located on the 4th floor of Rockefeller Hall, the library and computer lab are great resources for students and faculty.
In New York City's Spanish Harlem, Julio and Maritza are each searching for a path that will give their lives meaning, even if it's shadowed by controversy. Julio is an arsonist for hire, pocketing thousands of dollars from investors eager to capitalize on more expensive real estate. But when he has reason to stop setting his neighborhood ablaze and vows to change his ways, Julio's employers threaten his life -- and the lives of those close to him. Maritza, meanwhile, has become the pastor of a progressive Pentecostal church -- the perfect cover for the scam she's running. For the right price, she'll make anyone an American citizen.