We offer a Minor and a Graduate Specialization with critical analysis of the experiences, histories, and cultures of the multiethnic, multiracial, and multilingual population of U.S. Latina/os.

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June 22, 2020

The Latina/o Studies Program extends congratulations to affiliates Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Elena Foulis, Glenn Martinez, and Paloma Martinez Cruz, along with director Inés Valdez for their recent…

May 13, 2020

Latina/o Studies is pleased to announce Professor Paloma Martines-Cruz, Marie Lerma, Victoria Barbosa Olivo, Gabrielle Elders, and Lucero Galan as the recipient of Latina/o Studies Awards.

March 19, 2020

Dr. Elena Foulis, senior lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, received the Community Engaged Scholar Award for her work developing several initiatives, activities and courses that…

March 5, 2020


On March 4, 2020, Latina/o Studies held a workshop with Dr. Dinorah Sanchez-Loza. Dr. Sanchez-Loza's talk explored the political development occurring in…

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Miranda Martinez
Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Studies
Joan Flores-Villalobos
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Ashley Hope Pérez
Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Studies
Paloma Martinez-Cruz
Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese