The Latina/o Studies Program (LSP) at Cornell was the first of these types of programs to be established at an Ivy League institution, and it has played a significant role in validating the field as a legitimate scholarly project.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
Now in its nineteenth 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 informal conversation about their current research/work ...Read More
Puerto Rican independent reporter Bianca Graulau will discuss the most pressing issues currently facing Puerto Rico in a Friday talk hosted by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program in collaboration with the Puerto Rican Student Association.Read More
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
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
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.