The Writer’s Desk: Where Helena María Viramontes Finds Her InspirationAcclaimed Chicana fiction writer, Helena María Viramontes, will be one of the featured authors for Gemini Ink’s 2017 Writers Conference.
- AUG 25Bienvenidos BBQ Come meet students, faculty, and staff, and learn about the student organizations that are part... See More
- AUG 30UNITING COMMUNITIES WELCOME BBQ & RESOURCE FAIR Come learn about majors/minors in Africana Studies; American Studies; Latina/o Studies; Asian... See More
- SEP 08Latina/o Studies Open House Welcome Lunch Join the Latina/o Studies Program, Latina/o Student Success Office & La Asociacion Latina for... See More
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Supplement your major, your Master's or Ph.D. with an interdisciplinary minor in Latina/o Studies that is open to undergraduates and graduates of all colleges at Cornell. Latina/o Studies offers a multi-disciplinary range of courses that enhance students’ understanding of Latinas/os in the United States ranging in topics from immigration, labor, politics, music and health to history, culture, law, education, performance and literature.
We are a dynamic community of students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds
Latina/o Studies is dedicated to the study of the historical, linguistic, literary, social, economic, and political experiences of a vastly heterogeneous population in the United States, that today totals over 55 million people. Officially founded in 1987 as the Hispanic American Studies Program, our name was changed to the Latina/o Studies Program in 1995. We nurture familia, inquire into the important questions of the day, and through our courses and other intellectual activities—conferences, lectures, exhibits, dialogues, and other research initiatives and activities--learn how Latinas/os contribute to a greater understanding of the world, through the analysis of politics, migration histories, health, labor insertion, literature, and the arts.