Major/Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associate Professor Mendelson

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

Clinical Assistant Professor Dávila

The major and minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies allow students to design an interdisciplinary course of study around their interest in the region, drawing on a range of fields including politics, history, literature, anthropology, social and cultural analysis, art history, and more. The College of Arts and Science boasts a distinguished, dynamic faculty in Latin American and Caribbean studies, with leading scholars of the Caribbean, Central America, the Andes, Latino/a studies, and beyond working in areas as diverse as post-conflict human rights debates, Caribbean literature, comparative race and racism, the hemispheric impact of neoliberalism, biopolitics and gender, and visual and performance cultures. Students are introduced to Latin America and the Caribbean as both a foreign and a local culture; the program encourages them to study away at NYU Buenos Aires and equally encourages them to experience New York City as an eminently Latino metropolis. NYU boasts rare and innovative programs in the study of Haitian Kreyol and of Quechua. Students may use either to fulfill their Core language requirement. Students benefit from the ample programming and resources of NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the vast resources related to Latin America and the Caribbean in the city, including the Americas Society, the Hispanic Society of America, and the Museo del Barrio. The undergraduate major and minor are offered jointly by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. They are administered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures.