Latin American Studies

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.
This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.
The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) offers a graduate minor in Latin American studies. Resources include courses, library facilities, a video lending library, faculty and graduate weekly seminars, publications, summer travel grants, and access to research networks. Research and training foci include historical processes, political and economic change, the processes and consequences of agricultural development, urbanization, population issues, science and technology policies, and United States-Latin American relations.

Students who minor in Latin American studies integrate specialized training in area studies with advanced study in a particular discipline. Faculty members may supervise the research of degree candidates who focus on Latin American topics and may serve on the student's Special Committee.
Gerard Aching -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests: late colonial and modern Caribbean studies
Bruno Bosteels -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests: Latin American Studies
Debra Castillo -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Maria Cook -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Raymond Craib -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests: modern Mexican history
Pedro Erber -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests: avant garde art in Brazil
Jane Fajans -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests: Brazil, anthropology
Maria Fernandez -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests: electronic media art, Latin American art and architecture, critical theory and the intersections of these fields
Gary Fields -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Gustavo Flores-Macias -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests: Latin American political economy
Maria Antonia Garces -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Chris Garces -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests: ethical and religious questions in Latin America
Maria Cristina Garcia -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
William Goldsmith -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Miguel Gomez -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Jere Haas -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
John Henderson -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Teresa Jordan -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Steven Kyle -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
David Lee -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Veronica Martinez-Matsuda -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Jose Edmundo Paz-Soldan -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Alison Power -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Kenneth Roberts -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests: populist mobilization in Latin America; party politics
Eloy Rodriguez -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Vilma Santiago-Irizarry -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Roberto Sierra -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests:
Amy Villarejo -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests: film and popular culture studies; Latin American documentary film
Wendy Wolford -- Concentrations: Latin American studies; Research interests: social movements in Brazil

Graduate School Professors (emeritus)

Jean-Pierre Habicht -- Concentrations: Research interests:
Billie Isbell -- Concentrations: Research interests:
Gretel Pelto -- Concentrations: Research interests: