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.
Wake Forest University’s Cuba summer program is based in the beautiful capital city, Havana. The mixture of urban districts and colonial architecture in Havana provides an ideal setting to capture the rich and diverse culture and art of Cuban society. Among the many exciting places in Havana, are the residential and theater district in Vedado, the financial [...] Read more »
The Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Women’s Center are sponsoring a presentation and discussion by Joan M. Caivano and Dr. Jane Marcus-Delgado on women’s issues in Latin America. Ms. Caivano (Interamerican Dialogue) and Dr. Marcus-Delgado (CUNY Staten Island), will discuss their work on women’s issues in Latin America [...] Read more »
The January 12, 2010 earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas is one of the worst disasters in recent history. While the earthquake and cholera epidemic’s consequences in Haiti received considerable attention, very little is known about how these disasters impacted communities in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Tess Kulstad, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, [...] Read more »
The Latin American and Latino Studies Program will again be awarding this year the Chauvenet Award to a student proposing an independent study project requiring travel to Latin America. The purpose of the Chauvenet Award is to provide a competitive grant for a summer abroad research project to a student minoring in Latin American [...] Read more »