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The Latin American and Latino Studies Program was established to encourage the study of Latin American and Latino history, culture, geography, economics and politics. Working with students and a distinguished interdisciplinary faculty, the Program is committed to enhancing and advancing the understanding of and appreciation for Latin America and its people.

Latino Mentoring Initiative Campus Tour

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As part of the Latino Mentoring Initiative sponsored by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, the Department of Education at WF, and El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services, on Saturday, April 15 a group of students had the opportunity to tour the Wake Forest campus as well as hear information about attending college, scholarships […] Read more »

REL 390/690 – Latin American Liberation Theology – Fall 2017


Dr. Elizabeth Gandolfo will be offering REL 390/690, Latin American Liberation Theology, this coming Fall 2017.  The class will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 am – 10:45 am, counts for the LALS minor and is cross-listed with the School of Divinity.

Queerceañera – Celebrating Tradition Through Latinx Identity

Please join us to celebrate the second year of Queerceañera on Friday, March 31st. from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Benson University Center, Room 401.

The Peace Process in Colombia: Can Fifty-two Years of Violence be Ended?


Since going to Colombia in 1964 as an exchange student from the University of North Carolina at chapel Hill, Dr. Harvey Kline has returned to Colombia fifteen times and was funded by the Fulbright Hayes Program three of those times.  He is working on his tenth book about Colombian politics, five of which have dealt […] Read more »