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Latin American Studies

Field Description

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.

Contact Information

Subject and Degrees

    Concentrations by Subject

    Latin American Studies (minor)

    • Latin American studies (minor)

    Faculty

    Gerard L. Aching

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
    • Research Interests: late colonial and modern Caribbean studies

    Debra Ann Castillo

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Maria L Cook

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Raymond B Craib

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
    • Research Interests: My research focuses primarily on the modern histories of Mexico and Chile. As well as introductory survey courses on colonial and modern Latin America, I teach courses on historical geography, the history of anarchism, and a service learning course on migrant farm workers (mostly from Guatemala and Mexico) in upstate New York.

    Pedro Erber

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
    • Research Interests: avant garde art in Brazil

    Jane Fajans

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
    • Research Interests: Brazil, anthropology

    Maria Fernandez

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
    • Research Interests: electronic media art, Latin American art and architecture, critical theory and the intersections of these fields

    Gary Sheldon Fields

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Gustavo A. Flores-Macias

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
    • Research Interests: Latin American political economy

    Maria Antonia Garces

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Maria Cristina Garcia

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    William W Goldsmith

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Miguel I. Gomez

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Jere Douglas Haas

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    John Stanley Henderson

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Billie Jean Isbell

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies

    Teresa Eileen Jordan

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Steven Charles Kyle

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    David R. Lee

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Veronica Martinez-Matsuda

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Jose Edmundo Paz-Soldan

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Alison G Power

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Kenneth M. Roberts

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
    • Research Interests: populist mobilization in Latin America; party politics

    Eloy Rodriguez

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Vilma Santiago-Irizarry

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Roberto Sierra

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
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    Amy Villarejo

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
    • Research Interests: film and popular culture studies; Latin American documentary film

    Wendy W. Wolford

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Latin American Studies: Latin American studies
    • Research Interests: social movements in Brazil