University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign logo

Welcome

Bienvenidos and welcome to the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Founded in 1996, our Department is one of the nation's exemplary interdisciplinary programs exploring the U.S. Latina/Latino experience from a sociological, historical, and cultural perspective. Visit our Faculty and Staff pages to read about the cutting-edge scholarship on immigration, citizenship, and health disparities; race and demography; masculinity and sexuality; and Latinas/os in film and the media, among other topics. Learn more about the major and minor in Latina/Latino Studies by visiting our “Courses and Curricula” pages and visit us again to keep up on our activities, events and programs for the entire Urbana-Champaign community.

About the Department of Latina/Latino Studies

The Department of Latina/Latino Studies, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, coordinates a range of courses in various disciplines whose content covers subject matter relevant to Latina/Latino Studies. In addition to its teaching mission, the Department of Latina/Latino Studies fulfills multiple roles for University of Illinois students, for the campus, and for the state of Illinois. The Department enhances cirricular offerings through such activities as conferences, lectures, and colloquia. These activities not only benefit students who major and minor in Latina/Latino studies, but also enhance scholarly discussions of Latina/Latino communities on the University of Illinois campus. The Department also provides a location and support for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach.