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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. Course offerings are mostly drawn from history, sociology, anthropology, government, literature and performance studies, among others, but the program also cross list courses from other colleges.                                             

Latina/o Studies Program Fridays with Faculty Seminar

Originated in 2004 and currently supported by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Latina/o Studies Program Fridays with Faculty seminar offers an opportunity for Latina/o and non-Latina/o students of all levels and disciplines to meet faculty and administrators from across the university for informal conversation and lunch. The program features speakers with some connection to Latina/o Studies or the Latina/o experience at Cornell and provides a significant alternative academic component for the LSP community.  The seminar also serves as a cornerstone retention program as it builds connections and sense of belonging among undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty, and increases students' use of Cornell's academic resources.  Check out our Fall 2017 speakers.     

"These Friday lunch seminars provide one of the few spaces that exist where faculty and students - from all schools and all majors - can come together, eat, and have truthful conversations on a variety of topics."

Featured Course: LSP 3680 Telling to Live: Critical Examinations of Testimonio

Assistant Professor Ella Diaz, Latina/o Studies/Department of English will teach Telling to Live: Critical Examinations of Testimonio during the Fall 2017 semester. In this course, we consider both the literary, visual, and performative versions of testimonio in order to investigate how individual experiences can represent a group and resonate powerfully beyond geopolitical and cultural borders. (ENGL 3680 / AMST 3680 /  LATA 3681 / LSP 3680 / FGSS 3681). Click here for full course description.

What students have said about this course:
Readings were powerful and helpful to get a broad spectrum of stories. Professor Diaz was an awesome professor and I enjoyed the class discussion topics. Professor Diaz made the class very engaging and I got a lot out of the course.