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Latina/o Studies (minor)

Field Description

The Latina/o Studies Program at Cornell offers Latina/o Studies as a minor field in graduate studies. The minor invites any Cornell graduate student interested in Latina/o Studies to craft a program of interdisciplinary study. Faculty expertise spans multiple fields, including anthropology, history, literature, law, sociology, government, education, planning, human development, performance studies, language, and more enabling students to develop a graduate minor that meet their specific interests.

http://latino.cornell.edu/graduate-program

Requirements

Over the course of their study students will be expected to take two Latina/o Studies graduate or advanced undergraduate courses outside of their major field of study. In lieu of available courses, the student and his or her minor field advisor might design a project that culminates in a paper given at a conference or presented for publication. The requirements will vary according to the student’s need and desires in shaping his or her project. It is expected that the student's thesis or dissertation pertain to a topic specific to Latinos in the United States. Upon completion of the minor and graduate degree requirements, the student will be awarded a LSP Graduate Minor Certificate.

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.

Contact Information

Website: http://latino.cornell.edu/graduate-program
Email: latino_studies@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-3197

434 Rockefeller Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Latino Studies (minor)

  • Latino studies (minor)

Faculty

Mary Pat Brady - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies Research Interests: Chicana and latino literature, film, and culture; American literature; Critical geography; Queer and critical race theory.
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies Research Interests: Specializes in contemporary narrative of the Americas, gender studies, and post-colonial literary theory. Among the courses she teaches regularly are Hispanic Theater Production (Teatrotaller) http://instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/courses/spanl301/, Latin American Women Writers, U.S. Latino Prose, and Hispanic Feminisms.
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies
Ella Diaz - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies Research Interests: U.S. Latina/o and Chicana/o visual arts, literatures, and cultures. Broad topics and fields include critical studies, feminist studies and the U.S. Latina/o diaspora.
Maria Fernandez - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies Research Interests: History and theory of digital art, with special interest in cybernetics and art in the late 1950’s and 60’s, artificial life art, and the integration of media theory with post colonial and feminist theory, Mexican art and architecture with emphasis on the seventeenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies Research Interests: Refugees and asylum seekers; migration in the Americas; North American Immigration policy; US Immigration history; the US-Mexico border; US-Cuba relations.
Sergio I Garcia-Rios - (Ithaca) - (Minor Member)
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies Research Interests: latina/o politics with emphasis in latino identity, border issues and research, politics of Mexico
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies Research Interests: Low-wage workers, the role of immigrant documentation status, and legal mobilization.
Karen Jaime - (Ithaca) - (Minor Member)
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies Research Interests: latina/o studies, critical race theory, queer theory, puerto rican diasporas and expressive culture, hip-hop theatre, nuyorican poetry and performance
Alejandro Madrid - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies Research Interests: Global Performance, Culture and Representation in the Borderlands, Cultural Studies., Ethnomusicology - Latin American and Latina/o music, performance studies.
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies Research Interests: Twentieth-Century U.S. History, The Great Depression and the New Deal, Immigration/Migration History, Labor and Working-Class History, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, Borderlands Studies, U.S. Women's History, and Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies.
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies Research Interests: Institutional culture, language, law and medicine, ethnoracial identity, methods, dance and human movement, Latino/as, United States and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.
Concentrations: Latino Studies: Latino studies Research Interests: Anthropology of education, critical race studies, educational equity and social movement, multiculturalism, Women of Color feminist thought, Latina mothers, narrative, Latina/o diaspora communities; United States.