Latina/o and Latin American Studies
College of Liberal Studies
Institute Director: Omar Granados
329B Graff Main Hall, 608.785.5243
Institute office: 315 Graff Main Hall
Institute for Latina/o and Latin American Studies
The Institute for Latin American Studies was organized in 1974 to call attention to the variety of courses dealing with Latin America. It promotes contact among professors with Latin American specialties, seeks to respond to student and community groups and presents speakers and other programs. The UW-L Institute is linked with other Latin Americanists in the UW System via the Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies at UW-Milwaukee, and works to promote awareness of the Latina/o community in the region. Activities include Hispanic Heritage Month (September-October), Visiting Scholar Artist of Color Program, film and lecture series, and the annual La Crosse Area Latina/o Collaborative Workshop on Teaching, Service, and Research.
See the international studies minor with Latin American emphasis for the related academic program.