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Welcome to the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are one of the most widely recognized Latina/Latino Studies departments at a major research university in the United States. We offer dozens of courses, an undergraduate major, an undergraduate minor, and a graduate minor.

Latina/Latino Studies graduates go on to pursue advanced study in law, the humanities and social sciences, and various professional fields. Department alumni hold successful careers in education, business, law, politics, and other careers. Follow Latina/Latino Studies on this website and Facebook.



In Memoriam

Prof. Jorge Chapa


Brothers Share "Deep Roots" at Illinois and LLS

Brothers Sam and Daniel Cowin share their experiences as LLS minors and entering law post-graduation


Prof. Josue David Cisneros' book publication

The Border Crossed Us: Rhetorics of Borders, Citizenship, and Latina/o Identity (University of Alabama Press, 2013)


Prof. Jonathan X. Inda's book publication

Racial Prescriptions: Pharmaceuticals, Difference, and the Politics of Life (Ashgate, 2014)


Prof. Julie A. Dowling's book publication

Mexican Americans and the Question of Race (University of Texas Press, 2014)


Latina/o Resilience Network

Supporting the mental health and resiliency of Latina/o students

News & Announcements


Ethnic and Gender Studies Block Party

9/7/2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gender & Women's Studies, 1205 W. Nevada, Urbana


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