Departments & Programs

Latino Studies


The Program in Latino Studies (LATS) introduces students to a wide range of current research and scholarly opinion on the history, culture, and social status of Latinos in the United States. It addresses issues embracing the members of the U.S. population whose roots are traced to original Spanish-speaking citizens of this country and immigrants from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The program provides the opportunity for its students to develop a deep understanding of Latinos from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes political science, sociology, history, music, literature, technology, ethnology, and anthropology.

The Latino Studies Program is affiliated with the new School of Global and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, dedicated to providing Indiana University undergraduates with the intellectual tools they will need to live, work, and thrive in the globalized world of the twenty-first century. Degree programs associated with SGIS emphasize language proficiency, cultural competency, and in-depth training in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. SGIS students will enjoy unparalleled access to a stellar faculty and career-focused advising. For further information regarding the mission, structure and resources of the School of Global and International Studies see

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Contact Information

Department of Latino Studies
Indiana University
814 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 856-1795
latino [at] indiana [dot] edu