Welcome to the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Established in 2010, the department is one of the first and most widely recognized at a major research university in the United States. Latina/Latino Studies at Illinois offers 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 othe careers. Follow Latina/Latino Studies on this website and Facebook.
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
Prof. Gilberto Rosa's recent publication
"Barrio Libre: Criminalizing States and Delinquent Refusals of the New Frontier" (Duke University Press, 2012)
Prof. Lisa Cacho's recent book
"Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected" (New York University Press, 2012)
Prof. Dowling and Prof. Inda's recent publication
"Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader" (Stanford University Press, 2013)