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

“LALC to me is not just a department, it’s a worldview. The LALC community was my strongest support system during my time at Dickinson, and I am forever grateful for the experiences and wisdom I gained from being both an LALC major and a Brazilian and Portuguese studies minor.”

— Dulce Lopez '20

Students discuss how they declared the LALC major and their experiences on campus and/or abroad.
Video made by Aden Gilmour '18 LALC major. Interested in learning more, visit the Dickinson in South America Program.


Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies News

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.

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Dickinson College Hosts Panel Discussion on Racial Inequalities in Multiracial Societies of the Americas

Dickinson will host a panel of experts to discuss the racism that exists in the Americas despite the growth of multiracial populations.

Dickinson College Hosts Talk on Perceptions of the Dominican Republic

Dickinson College Hosts Talk on Perceptions of the Dominican Republic

Brown University professor Dixa Ramírez will explore the Dominican Republic’s relationship to the West and racial construction in her lecture at Dickinson.