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.
Prof. Jorge Chapa
Brothers Sam and Daniel Cowin share their experiences as LLS minors and entering law post-graduation
The Border Crossed Us: Rhetorics of Borders, Citizenship, and Latina/o Identity (University of Alabama Press, 2013)
Racial Prescriptions: Pharmaceuticals, Difference, and the Politics of Life (Ashgate, 2014)
Mexican Americans and the Question of Race (University of Texas Press, 2014)
Supporting the mental health and resiliency of Latina/o students