Diversity Engagement

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign actively promotes and enhances diversity on the campus and across the globe through its diverse faculty and students. We do so both through our research and teaching, as seen in courses such as Spanish in the Community which actively engage with the local Latinx and immigrant communities in Champaign-Urbana, and through undergraduate activities such as Mi Pueblo. Our faculty are affiliated with and often hold leadership roles in units such as the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the  Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies, the Department of Latina/o Studies, the Program in Jewish Culture and Society, and the Department of Women and Gender Studies.  Many of our faculty are also actively involved in the recruitment of Mexican and Mexican American students through the I-MMAS Illinois-Mexico Initiative. Below see a local news video about the lengthy history of Mexican and Mexican American scholars at our university, featuring our own Professor Vincent Cervantes:

Click here to view video about Mexican and Mexican American Scholars at Illinois

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