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Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary major that covers the important region of Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The program promotes intercultural understanding, and offers students an opportunity to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of Latin America in its many aspects and from many different points of view. Participating faculty specialize in political economy, border studies, anthropological approaches, exile studies, as well as Latin American history, literature and film. Coursework in the program offers students a solid foundation in the history, politics, economics, culture, and literature of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Degree

Participating Faculty

Jorge Galindo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: FDH 543
Mail Code: 5047
Phone: 702-895-3449

Margarita Jara, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish
Office: FDH 535
Mail Code: 5047
Phone: 702-895-1690

Francisco Menendez, M.F.A.

Professor of Film
Office: FDH 430
Phone: 702-895-4223

Alicia Rico

Director of Latin American Studies
Office: FDH 502
Mail Code: 5047
Phone: 702-895-4874

John P. Tuman

Professor of Political Science
Office: WRI-B 225
Mail Code: 5029
Phone: 702-895-5258

Douglas A. Unger

Professor
Office: FDH 660
Phone: 702-895-3558