LALACS

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: wether 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, […]

Why LALACS? Notes from an Alumnus’ Perspective

Written by: Bjorn Kjelstad’17 (LALACS / Spanish) One of the first questions I received upon returning home for Thanksgiving and after having declared my LALACS and Spanish double major was, “What are you going to do with that?” The question, however, should be, what do you value about your major? What I have come to […]

Why LALACS? Notes from an Alumna’s Perspective

Written by: Hannah Smith (LALACS / Spanish)   Studying an interdisciplinary major like LALACS not only opened my eyes to the ways in which social themes like immigration, climate change, and economic disparity are intertwined, but it gave me the agency to choose courses and make these connections in line with my personal vocation.  The […]

LALACS and Spanish Students Kick Off the Fall Semester

    On Sunday, September 14th, 2014 students of Spanish & LALACS gathered in the Arboretum for a picnic and a literal kick off to the fall semester. In spite of the rain, the soccer match was on! Two opposing teams of faculty, students (and future students) formed, sporting LALACS tees in honor of Brasil (yellow) […]