Did you know that the United States now has over 50 million Spanish-speakers, making it the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world, after Mexico?
During the period we'll explore in this course, borders of all kinds dissolve, are smashed, and are reconfigured.
In this course, we will explore the construction of the image of Spain for foreign consumption from the turn of the twentieth Century to the present.
This course will examine how both emigration and immigration have been portrayed in the Spanish literature and in others cultural manifestations since 1900 to the present.
This course examines how the experiences of African slaves since their arrival with colonizing Spaniards to the Americas in the 16th century, culturally shaped what is known today as Latin America.
In this service-learning course, you will learn with and from local Latinx immigrants as you volunteer two hours each week with a local organization that serves our immigrant community.
Learn the fundamentals of social entrepreneurship, a practice that seeks opportunities at the nexus of languages, cultures and communities.
How is Brazil intertwined with and seemingly distinct from an American hemisphere? With some attention to class, gender, race and sexuality, this course explores the making of Brazil across the Spanish- and English-speaking Americas.
This course is an introduction to the classics of Mexican Cinema, from silent film until today.
This course explores why many authors turned to romance in order to rethink categories of race and gender.
In this course, we will engage with the diverse and unique ways writers and artists perform and tell stories about their Latinidad.
This seminar focuses on the implications, possibilities, and failures of a Latin America “of sex” or rather a Latin America “with a sexuality.”
This course will offer a cultural and critical perspective of the way ecology, natural disasters, and human actions are intrinsically intertwined.
This course will examine the evolution of discourses on nature in Latin American literature and film throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will dig into texts that thematize the environment, and examine how they refer to the conservation and destruction of nature.
In this course, we will study representations of animals in Latin American culture and examine why writers and artists thought with animals to work through human questions of gender, race, and sexuality.
This course examines the relationship between food, culture and society in colonial Spanish America and its impact on our society today.
In this course, we will study the aesthetic representations of sex and sexuality in Latin American literary and artistic work from the mid-twentieth century to the present.
When we become immersed in the stories of others, our own lives change, for better or worse, for a few seconds or for years. How do storytellers use the potential for empathy to affect readers or viewers? What are the ethical implications of these uses?
Basque is the ancestral language of the Basque people spoken in the north of Spain and south of France.
The indignados movement marked a before and an after in the contemporary history of Spain.
What do tangible objects such as textiles, silverwork, maps, books, jewelry, paintings, clothing, furniture, kitchen utensils, and food tell us about the history and culture of Latin America?
This course aims to break open the singular idea of “Brazil” to reveal many Brazils, exposing students to the tremendous regional diversity that both enriches and complicates our understanding of the Federative Republic.
This course will familiarize students with the broad trends and debates in Brazilian social and historical thought during the long 20th century. Course taught in English
As one of the most divisive issues of our time, immigration has quickly become a major topic of focus in literature, film, and journalism. This course will examine Latin American immigration and emigration as social, political, and cultural phenomena.
This course will critically consider the construction of a new Latin American international cinema from a Cultural Studies approach, investigating how it fulfills or disrupts desires for a borderless world, how it represents local and global conflict, whether it successfully “translates” the cult
The course will explore the politics, emotions and aesthetics of change in the context of modern and contemporary Spanish culture.
Buenos Aires. Mexico City. Bogotá. Rio de Janeiro. The Virtual City. How does one “read” the contemporary urban metropolis of Latin America, whether real or imagined?