On October 21st, Latina/o/x students, faculty, staff, and alums celebrated community and culture at the Clark Atrium in the Physical Sciences Building with a catered dinner by Cornell Catering, performances by students/student organizations and keynote address.Read More
Latina/o Studies Program
All Cornell students are welcome to participate in Latina/o Studies Program's academic and socio-cultural events, and to benefit from its dedicated and accessible staff and faculty members, rigorous and multidisciplinary curriculum, and its intercultural residential program house, the Latino Living Center, which provides students from many cultural backgrounds a safe and supportive environment where Latino cultures and worldviews are valued.
Recent LSP News
Professional Directions: Q&A with Jimmy A. Noriega, Professor of Theatre and Dance, The College of Wooster
This Professional Directions session will explore the current environment for scholar-practitioners from diverse backgrounds, and how socially conscious performance can or should contribute to making a change in the world. Wednesday, November 9, 2022 @ 4:30 pm Schwartz center for the Performing ...Read More
Juliana Garcia returns to Cornell and will resume in-person "Let's Talk" Rockefeller. As a Cornell alumna, graduating from the ILR school in 2014, she brings with her the ability to relate with Latinx undergraduates facing challenges she once navigated.Read More
Jaime launches Memorias de Miguel: The Hard Work of Love (Hemi Press 2022), a print and digital anthology including prose and poetry that aims to celebrate the life and legacy of Nuyorican Poets Cafe founder, Miguel Algarín.Read More
A series of special events, including visits from alumni involved in theatre, film and television, is being planned to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Teatrotaller, a theatre troupe formed to promote Spanish, Latin American and Latino culture.Read More
For the 2023 Spring semester, Latina/o Studies offers a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. With such a robust curriculum, you have the opportunity to explore and learn about history, performance, border environment, and education, as well as politics, immigration, cultural ide...Read More
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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.
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.