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Undergraduate Minor

Ph.D. Minor

Ph.D Dissertation Fellowship

Course Offerings

César E. Chávez Undergraduate Research Symposium



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Message from Director

Dr. Sylvia Martinez

Saludos and welcome to Latino Studies! This is a dynamic and exciting time to become involved in Latino Studies. Recent immigration debates, a burgeoning labor and civil rights movement, and the growing presence of Latinos in all regions of the country bring urgency and relevance to the study of Latino communities. Our courses introduce students to the nation's diverse growing Latino populations, including their histories, cultures, social conditions, and aspirations.

Latino Studies at Indiana University is expanding to meet the growing student demand for courses about Latinos. We are very pleased to offer both an Undergraduate Minor and Phd Minor in Latino Studies!

Our mission is to empower individuals with skills and concepts to better understand Latino communities; to advance innovative research and scholarship on Latino cultures, histories, and social conditions; and to engage students, scholars, and the larger community in collaborative projects, civic programs, and service learning.

Please take advantage of Latino Studies’ resources, and allow us to help you meet your objectives. Feel free to contact us with any questions, via email ( or phone (812) 856-1795.

Dr. Alberto Varon
Director, Latino Studies Program
Associate Professor, Department of English