Kristina Mani, Associate Professor of Politics, Chair
Ana Diaz Burgos, Assistant Professor of History
Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Patrick O’Connor, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature
Karl Offen, Professor of Environmental Studies
Baron Pineda, Professor of Anthropology
Danielle Terrazas Williams, Assistant Professor of History
Other Affiliated Faculty and Staff
Yveline Alexis, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies
Ana Cara, Professor of Hispanic Studies
Sebastiaan Faber, Professor of Hispanic Studies
Meredith Gadsby, Associate Professor of Africana Studies
Pablo Mitchell, Professor of History and Comparative American Studies
Gina Pérez, Professor of Comparative American Studies
Geoff Pingree, Professor of Cinema Studies and English
Matthew Rarey, Assistant Professor of Art
Claire Solomon, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
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Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to encourage the examination of Latin America and the Caribbean: their people, cultures, society, languages, literature, traditions, history, economy, and relations with other areas. The major uses the perspectives provided by several disciplines to examine the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, as well as the areas of Spanish colonization in North America, and the peoples of Latin American ancestry currently resident in the United States. Latin American Studies offers courses in many fields and disciplines, including history, comparative American studies, folklore and culture, literature, economics, politics, and anthropology. The major can provide students with some of the background necessary for careers in teaching, bilingual education, social work, government or international organizations, business, journalism, and specialized non-profit organizations, as well as for further graduate work in Latin American Studies or its related disciplines.
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The Latin American Studies Committee
The Latin American Studies Committee is a curricular committee that approves and supervises the major. Members of the Latin American Studies Committee for the current academic year are listed above and on the Latin American Studies webpage.
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