Through a multidisciplinary approach, Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean studies majors explore the diverse, multilingual, multiethnic regions of Latin America and the Caribbean and the cultural, linguistic and sociopolitical characteristics of the Latin American immigrant populations in the United States.

Students apply different methods of inquiry from various perspectives and disciplines to gather information, evaluate arguments and analyze complex issues.

Strategic advantages of choosing to study LALC at Dickinson

  • Interdisciplinary approach that allows students to combine diverse interests in the region
  • Application of a variety of methods of inquiry
  • Develop critical thinking and intercultural communication skills 
  • Compare and contrast regional and cultural differences
  • Become proficient in French, Portuguese and/or Spanish with language study and study abroad experience
  • Engage with Latino/a communities in the U.S.

Contact Info

Chair

Mariana PastAssociate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Staff

Madeline BrownAcademic Department Coordinator

Phone

717-245-1521

Fax

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Location

219B, Denny Hall, Denny Hall Mailing Address


Department Features



Student Outcomes

Where Our Students Go From Here

Jobs

  • EcoViva
  • Urban Technology Project
  • CCS Fundraising
  • Linkage
  • ShermansTravel Media LLC
  • EIC Agency
  • City Year, Inc.
  • MEDLIFE
  • Bilingual Education for Central America

Graduate Schools

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Brown University
  • Georgetown University
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • UNLV
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • The New School
  • American Public University System
Where Our Students Have Interned
  • AFYA
  • Church World Service
  • National Defense Fund/Community Coalition
  • National Women's Business Council
  • Valley Youth House
  • Municipal Government of Tena
  • Summer in the City
  • Third Millennium Alliance
  • U.S. Army War College/Strategic Studies Institute
  • Valley Youth House

Student Perspective

“I chose LALC because I realized that as a Latina, I didn't know much about my history and culture. The U.S. education system tends to neglect Latin America and the Caribbean as a region, and I felt as though college was the perfect time to learn something new and applicable to me. Down the line, I would like to go into immigration law, and I think the LALC major is the perfect jumping-off point for this career.” —Carolina Celedon '22

Students discuss how they declared the LALC major and their experiences on campus and/or abroad (video made by Aden Gilmour '18, an LALC major). Interested in learning more? Visit the Dickinson in South America program page.


Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean Studies News

Dickinson College to Host Virtual Lecture on Immigration Imprisonment

Dickinson College to Host Virtual Lecture on Immigration Imprisonment

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, law professor and expert in criminal and immigration law, will discuss the history of the immigration-imprisonment system in the U.S.

Dickinson College to Host Virtual Panel on Race and Policing

Dickinson College to Host Virtual Panel on Race and Policing

Dickinson College will host a panel of experts to examine race and policing in America.

Three More Dickinsonians Join the Fulbright Ranks

Three More Dickinsonians Join the Fulbright Ranks

Eddy Diamantis ’16, Kai Ward ’19 and Elisa Varlotta ’20 join the 29 Dickinson students, alumni and administrators who have garnered Fulbrights over the past five years.

Dickinson College Professors to Discuss Protests Around the World

Dickinson College Professors to Discuss Protests Around the World

A panel of five Dickinson professors representing a variety of disciplines and national backgrounds will address worldwide environmental activism and protest movements in different countries.

Reverón Piano Trio Strikes a Chord With Student Musicians

Reverón Piano Trio Strikes a Chord With Student Musicians

Venezuelan piano trio's residency brings Latin American chamber music to campus through performances, small group talks, master classes and discussions of music, cultural history, memory and more.

Latin American, Latino & Carribean Studies Major Earns 2019 Fulbright Award

Latin American, Latino & Carribean Studies Major Earns 2019 Fulbright Award

Gaby Corcoran '19 will teach English in Brazil as a Fulbright ETA.