The history major researched surveillance of pro-independence groups in Puerto Rico, a history her family had told her about but she had never learned in school on the island.
The Latin American, Iberian and Latinx Studies concentration is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to explore and specialize in any of these areas from different perspectives.
The interdisciplinary approach of the program will provide you with an ample vision of past and current events in these areas. Also, it exposes you to a variety of theoretical frameworks to explore and think critically about phenomena such as migration, diaspora, race and gender, ecocide and forced displacement, language policies, language endangerment, Latinx and Chicano movements. Other topics you may explore include political violence and memory, Afro-descendents in the Caribbean and beyond, public health, feminisms and transgender rights, labor movements, gendered violence and feminicide, etc.
Pursuing the LAILS program will introduce you to essential interdisciplinary knowledge and intersectional thinking to develop research, projects, and problem solving. For these reasons, the LAILS program prepares you for a future beyond graduation. Whether you are majoring in social sciences or humanities, you may plan your courses in order to study the topics of your interest in breadth and depth.