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


Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean Studies News

Dickinsonians Awarded Fulbright ETA Grants

Dickinsonians Awarded Fulbright ETA Grants

Two Dickinsonians recently received Fulbright grants to teach in South America. Alexandra Fosbury ’21 will work in Argentina, and Jacqueline Amezcua ’19 will teach in Brazil.

Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean Studies Major Jobs 2021

Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean Studies Major Jobs 2021

Graduating Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean studies major secures job at TQL.

Dickinson Posse Scholar Wins Prestigious Ubben Fellowship

Dickinson Posse Scholar Wins Prestigious Ubben Fellowship

Cecilia “Cece” Ribordy '22 becomes second Dickinsonian since 2018 to win one of just five annual fellowships

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Dickinson College to Host Virtual Documentary Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker

Esery Mondesir, an award-winning filmmaker, will share his documentary film “What Happens to a Dream Deferred?” and participate in a post-film question-and-answer session in a virtual event.

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.