Students in a Latina/o Studies clcass
Enhancing students’ understanding of Latinas/os in the United States


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.

students from Spring 2023 Latinx Theatre Production LSP 3010 and instructors Debra Castillo and Juan Manuel Aldape.

Fall 2024 Featured Course:

Latinx Theatre Production LSP 3010/6010 (also COML/PMA/LATA 3010/6010)

In the course of the semester, we will first develop a toolbox of performance techniques based on methods developed in the Spanish-speaking and Latinx contexts. These techniques will be used in preparing short, original, collectively-created or scripted plays for production and public presentation in the October 2024 regional microtheater festival in upstate New York and/or the annual downtown Ithaca holiday pastorela in December. All students are expected to write a brief final paper at the end of the semester reflecting upon their experience with their production (graduate students will write a conference paper suitable for presentation in a professional event). Grades will be based on quality of individual participation as well as on the quality of the whole production. Instructor: Debra Castillo. MW 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm. 1 – 3 credits variable.

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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

Spring 2024 series

Latina/o Studies Events

Sep 13
Friday 12:00 PM

Latinx Open House

4th Floor Rockefeller Hall
Sep 20
Friday 12:00 PM
Sep 27
Friday 12:00 PM
Oct 18
Friday 05:45 PM

31st Annual Latinx Unity Dinner

Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room
Oct 25
Friday 12:00 PM
Nov 01
Friday 12:00 PM