Message from Director

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 launch (via our NEW WEBSITE) a new Undergraduate 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. John Nieto-Phillips

Interim Director, Latino Studies Program
Associate Editor, Journal of American History
Associate Professor, Department of History