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Latina & Latino Studies Program

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Why Latinx Studies?


While our program and its students benefit from the rich Latino cultures and communities that reside and flourish in Chicago, the program also delves into the experiences of Latino communities nationwide. Our courses may discuss the realities of Puerto Rican and Mexican communities in Chicago, second-generation Dominicans in New York, or generations of Mexican Americans in Houston.

Our curriculum engages in the productive tension between the common interests and differences affecting U.S Latina and Latinos. Students may expect to explore such commonalities/ differences in areas such as social movements, transnationalism, electoral politics, expressive cultures, race and comparative processes of racialization, immigration, queer theory, and gender and sexuality. Our classes are diverse in content, teaching methods, and student body.

In order to engage students in discussions outside of a classroom setting, our program hosts panel discussions, movie screenings, and lectures from visiting speakers and experts of the field of Latino and Latina studies. The Latina and Latino Studies Program is committed to enhancing a student’s critical thinking, analytical skills, and community involvement skills.

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NU Latinx Faculty and Staff Statement in support of Black NU community


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LLSP Faculty Response to President Schapiro's October 19th Email


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LLSP Office to Open on Monday, Sept. 21st with Modified Hours of Operation

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, The Latina and Latino Studies Program Office will be physically open Monday - Thursday from 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM. Beyond this time frame faculty and staff will still be reachable by e-mail and will still be working remotely.

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