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Latin American and Latino Studies

Latin American and Latino Studies 

The Latin American and Latino Studies Program offers a major and a minor concentration in Latin American Area Studies and Latino Studies. The program gives students the opportunity to study a full range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding Latin America and the Caribbean, and the movements and settlement of the peoples and cultures of these regions in the United States. It is a program that combines Latin American studies, Puerto Rican, and Latino ethnic studies.



Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) - Political Science
Speaker Series, Spring 2021

Organizer: Prof. Jorge Alves, Political Science and LALS Advisory Board

Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Click a lecture title for more information and to register

LALS-PSCI Speaker Series Spring 2021 Feb 10    Chile Rewrites Its Constitution: A Turning Point for Democracy?
Dr. Jennifer Pribble, University of Richmond
Mar 1 Women Movements and Reproductive Rights Reforms in Argentina
Cora Fernández Anderson, Mount Holyoke College
Natalie Alcoba, Journalist
Mar 8 What’s Behind Bolivia’s Pandemic Woes?
Jorge Derpic, University of Georgia
Dr. Calla Hummel, University of Miami
Mar 22 Caribbean Women and Anti-Imperialist Organizing: Scenes from the 1800s to the Present
Sandy Plácido, Queens College, History
Apr 12 Brazilian Politics in the 21st Century: From Lula to Bolsonaro
Victor Araújo, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Zurich
Apr 26 Who are the Republican Puerto Ricans (in FL)?
Vanessa Perez, Queens College, Political Science
May 10 Language, Diaspora and Online Affective Stance in the Venezuelan Diaspora
Juan Luis Rodríguez, Queens College, Anthropology





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Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, there are currently no regular in-person office hours. For all matters, please send an email to the director listed below.

Director: Zadia Feliciano
Office: Powdermaker 306F
Phone: ​718-997-5442

Advisory Board
Jorge A. Alves
Political Science Department

Sara Hinojos
Media Studies Department

Brais Outes-León
Hispanic Languages and Literatures Department

Juan Luis Rodriguez
Anthropology Department


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