Faculty in the Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies program bring expertise from the social sciences, the humanities and the arts, including anthropology and sociology, education, history, music and the arts, political science, religious studies, and Spanish. The diverse team of faculty are active in the field, publishing, attending conferences and conducting extensive and original research.
LALS beyond the classroom
Students are encouraged to engage with the Latin American and Latino cultures and take command of the language through:
- Co-curricular Programming
- Community-Based Learning
- Research and internships
- Opportunities for study and immersion in Latin America (and Spain)
- Involvement in student groups (CASA, LASO) and volunteering with the Worcester Latin American and Latino community in Worcester.
Students are encouraged to expand their interest in Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies through a regular series of co-curricular programming, including:
- Publication of creative writing and artwork of Hispanic inspiration in the bilingual journal fósforo: Revista de Inspiración Hispánica
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Special events, forums and colloquia
- Film series, art exhibits and other special showings
Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies students can enhance their learning experience by spending time abroad. Students live with families, take courses, complete an Independent Cultural Immersion Project (ICIP), and improve their Spanish through a complementary language program. Students are invited to meet with faculty to discuss study abroad possibilities and find the program that best suits their academic needs and interests.
Check the preview of a movie made by students in the LALS course SPAN 312: Filmmaking in Spanish, taught by Prof. Bridget Franco: https://vimeo.com/245435231