Latina/o Studies welcomes three new student interns: Hayley Marino (she/her) from the College of Human Ecology, Ángel Escamilla (he/him) from the College of Arts & Sciences, and Angélica Ochoa (she/they) from the College of Arts & Sciences.Read more
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.
Spring 2023 Featured Course:
Hispanic Theatre Production LSP 3010 (also COML/PMA/LATA 3010)
In this course we will be looking at migration stories and using them to create an original, collective creation project for presentation to Cornell and the Ithaca communities.
Students will be working to create a full-scale production to be shared with the public in the Black Box Theatre of PMA in May 2023. We will be exploring recent plays related to migrant caravans, as points of departure for the creation of original work by the class members dealing with this urgent situation. We will explore styles and genres like story circle methodology, Teatro Campesino’s actos, Boalian forum theatre, and documentary theatre. All students in the course are involved in some aspects of production; and all will write a final reflective paper as a course requirement. Debra Castillo and Juan Manuel Aldape. M-W 1:00-2:15 pm. 1-3 credits. This course fulfills Humanities distribution for the LSP undergraduate minor.
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Latina/o Studies News
“Nuestra voz en español” will continue during Spring 2024 to bring students together to speak Spanish with other heritage speakers in an informal setting. Every Thursday 4:30-5:30 pm @ 429 Rockefeller Hall.Read more
Cornell’s Introduction to Latinx Studies course celebrated Latino/a roots through their exhibit “Cultura y poder.” The collaborative mixed media projects, showcased online and in Rockefeller Hall, explore how culture strengthens and uplifts communities.Read more
Now in its twentieth year, the Latina/o Studies Fridays with Faculty luncheon 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 an informal conversation about their current research/wo...Read more
Fiction writer Manuel Muñoz, MFA ’98, draws inspiration from his upbringing in a Mexican-American farming familyRead more
Fernando Villegas Rivera joins Latina/o Studies/Department of Government as visiting assistant professor
Latina/o Studies visiting assistant Professor Fernando Enrique Villegas Rivera aims to connect with Cornell Latino/a/e Students by furthering his Transnational Studies of Migration.Read more
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.