LALACS

The LALACS Word Cloud

After 4 years in the program, we asked our class of seniors to describe the LALACS program in 10 words. Here is a word cloud representation of what our students think of LALACS: Thanks to Nicole Pfalz for coming up with the idea and help in the making of this awesome word cloud!

Alumni News: Interview with Dr. Samantha Good ’13 on doctoral dissertation at the University of Illinois

Congratulations to Dr. Samantha Good on her recently defended doctoral dissertation “Negotiated Ecologies: Indigeniety and Ecocriticism in 19th Century Bolivia and Chile”.  Dr. Good graduated from Gustavus in 2013 with a double major in Environmental Studies and Spanish and a minor in LALACS. With such strong academic base and unique combination of interests, she continued […]

LALACS RESEARCH: Meet our Seniors and their Projects

Maripaz Álvarez-Tostado González-Méndez Socio-Political and Cultural Relations (Political Science, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Peace Studies) What is your capstone project about? This project studies the systematic relationships that exist between multinational corporations, international financial institutions, regional foreign policies, and indigenous communities in Latin America. It analyzes these relationships through specific practices and policies based on a […]

Witness for Peace: Human Rights and Migration in Honduras

On Wednesday, April 10, and sponsored by the LALACS and Peace Studies programs, Gustavus hosted Rosa Nelly Santos Navarro, the Honduran President and Coordinator of COFAMIPRO, in a presentation and discussion about human rights and migration in Honduras. The Committee of the Families of Disappeared Migrants of El Progreso (COFAMIPRO) is an organization whose mission […]

4th Latinx Festival at Gustavus Adolphus College

The Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies (LALACS) Program, in conjunction and sponsorship with the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) Program and Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (MLLC), hosted the 4th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival every Monday evening, from February 25 to March 25. The annual film festival, free to the Gustavus […]

Global Citizenship- Gustavian Article

Check out this recent article in the Gustavian about the LALACS program!

Continued Support

LALACS is a proud sponsor of the Minneapolis Film Festival. Faculty and staff attended both the Latino Film Festival in the fall of 2017 and the International Film Festival in the spring of 2018.

Paixão pura / Pura pasión / Pura passion

LALACS faculty and staff are passionate about Latin America: whether we have been born or “re-born” there, engaged in research or studied abroad there,  América has ignited and fueled a passion within us –  Latin Americanists.     Come chat with us any time regarding: what LALACS is all about when you should declare which courses you […]

Why LALACS? Current Students’ Perspective

Nicole Pfalz’19 || (Psychology / LALACS) Electing a LALACS major has created significant connections not only to my Spanish minor, but also to my Psychological Science major. I have been able to work with individuals from cultures that differ from my own in a way that has propelled me to pursue graduate school to become […]

Why LALACS? The Faculty’s Perspective

Scott Ickes || Faculty in History I love teaching the historical diversity of Latin America and deflating the common stereotypes of the region, and I love disrupting the self-serving narrative here in the U.S. of North American “success” versus Latin American “failure.” Latin American History for me is a fascinating theater of contrasts and similarities, […]