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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.

A Home on the Field – First and Second Steps of the Great Latinx Migration – Presentation by Dr. Paul Cuadros


Paul Cuadros, associate professor of Media and Journalism at UNC Chapel Hill, is an award-winning investigative reporter and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine among other venues.  Cuadros has focused his reporting on issues of race and poverty in America, particularly on Latino communities in the South.  The culmination of his […] Read more »

Life in Heterotopia – Latinx Reality and the U.S. Border Lands


The term “borderlands” has become a multi-vocal term used to describe much more than the U.S. Latinx border reality. Today’s borderlands don’t have to be geographically located in the southwestern U.S. and in the 21st century the Latinx borderlands are understood as places where identity, culture, race, religion, and belonging intersect in complicated and even violent […] Read more »

Souvenirs from Chile


On Saturday, March 24, starting at 3:00 pm at the Kulynych Auditorium (Byrum Welcome Center) the Department of Music will present a lecture and recital by Professor Patricia Dixon and Yong Im Federte, featuring music of P.H. Allende and Enrique Soro.

City of Water, City of Fire: Art and Identity in Teotihuacan


The Department of Art and the Center for Global Studies at Wake Forest University are sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Matthew Robb, Chief Curator and Mesoamerican specialist at UCLA.  The title of his lecture is “City of Water, City of Fire:  Art and Identity in Teotihuacan”, and will take place on Thursday, January 25, 5:30 […] Read more »