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.
Latino Politics: Latina/o Studies Program
and Department of Government
Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida, 1959-1994
Maria Cristina Garcia
In the years since Fidel Castro came to power, the migration of close to one million Cubans to the United States continues to remain one of the most fascinating, unusual, and controversial movements in American history. María Cristina García—a Cuban refugee raised in Miami—has experienced firsthand many of the developments she describes, and has written the most comprehensive and revealing account of the postrevolutionary Cuban migration to date. García deftly navigates the dichotomies and similarities between cultures and among generations. Her exploration of the complicated realm of Cuban American identity sets a new standard in social and cultural history.
- Sep 30 Adriana Bosch, Producer of Latino Americans at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Oct 06 Miguel Diaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey at Rockefeller Hall
- Oct 08 Career Conversation with Nick Diaz '10, Teach for America Recuitment Manager at Rockefeller Hall
- Oct 17 22nd Annual Latino Unity Dinner at Willard Straight Hall
- Oct 20 Maria Cristina Garcia, Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies, Professor, Department of History and Latina/o Studies Program, Cornell University at Rockefeller Hall
- Oct 28 Chon Noriega at Goldwin Smith Hall