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Undergraduate and Graduate Study

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.

— Sofia Villenas,  Associate Professor of Anthropology and Education

The Latina/o Studies Program is a dynamic community of students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds dedicated to the study of the multifaceted histories and experiences of Latina/os in the United States. We nurture familia, inquire into the important questions of the day, and learn how Latina/o politics, migration, labor, literature and the arts are contributions to the Americas and the world.

By the Numbers

12%
of undergraduates are Hispanic/Latino
6%
of Cornell University’s international student population is Latin American
226
Hispanic/Latino graduate students

Faculty Spotlight:
Alumna Karen Jaime returns to teach at Cornell

When Karen Jaime graduated from Cornell in 1997, she never thought she’d be back. But now she’s an assistant professor with a joint appointment in performing and media arts and Latino studies, and her former adviser and mentors are colleagues and friends.

“It’s been an incredible bonus for me to be an alum,” says Jaime. “I understand worrying about a prelim; I understand thinking about fall break. It’s heartwarming, because I’m able to invest in students whom I can very much relate to. It’s like a return home.” Full story

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