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Latin American and Latino Studies

The Latin American and Latino Studies program explores the diversity of Latin America’s peoples and cultures. Students choose from an array of courses from different departments and examine Latin American and Caribbean peoples and Latino/a communities in the United States, as well as the common cultural and historical roots that connect them.

Drawing from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, Latin American and Latino Studies examines the histories, politics, religions, arts, cultural environments and languages of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America as well as communities of Latin American heritage residing in the United States. Working intimately with faculty experts from the social sciences, the humanities and the arts, students analyze the changing political, social, economic and cultural realities of Latin America’s peoples, including topics of immigration, identity, and social movements. 

Program Highlights

Students are encouraged to engage with the Latin American and Latino cultures and take command of the language through:

Latin American and Latino Studies News

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

Apr 21, 2017

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …

Blog: Moreta ’18 Embraces Rich Argentinian Culture Abroad

Oct 13, 2016

NAME Visaury Moreta ’18 HOMETOWN Roslindale, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Spanish major, education studies minor, Latin American and Latino studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Buenos Aires, Argentina WHY SHE CHOSE ARGENTINA “I chose to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina …