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LALACS 2022 Senior Symposium

You’re Invited!May 11th 5:00 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room.Join us in celebrating our seniors as they share their Capstone Projects. Cords and Stoles will be awarded by advisors.   MARÍA FLORES MÁRQUEZPolitical Science, Spanish, and LALACSTitle: The Legacy of U.S Interventionism: How the U.S Involvement in Central America Led to the Mass Migration of […]

Congrats our LALACS 2021 Graduates!

Majors Carlos Balbuena Conner Cress    Marisa Gustafson     Ava Hanson   Zachary Johnson         Vanessa Ramírez-Gavilán   Paige Patterson     Minors Hailey Concepción     Katie Orcutt           Emma Lohman     Gracie Willaert

LALACS Senior Symposium

AVA HANSON Majors in Psychology, Spanish and LALACS “Literature/Interview-Based Suggestions for Navigating Interpreter-Provider Dynamic during Behavioral Health Sessions with Latinx Clients.” My LALACS capstone project studies disparities in behavioral healthcare faced by the Latinx community. Originally, I reached out to a company providing behavioral health services to figure out ways that I could help them. […]

5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

For the 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival we have selected five diverse films that challenge ethnic, racial, linguistic, social and political, constructions in the Americas. We hope you will enjoy these films, and the robust conversations that will follow them. All films will be available for free streaming the week prior to the dates below. […]

Shout Out to Our 2020 Grads!

LALACS MAJORS Samuel Abegglen’20  Biology, Studio Art, and Latin American, Latinx and Carribean Studies triple major; Spanish Minor Senior Capstone: LGBT migrants from Latin America report persecution as a reason for seeking asylum in the USA. While scholars have analyzed this issue, less focus has been placed on the racism and heterosexism within the migration […]

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, […]

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 […]