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Latino/a Studies has existed at Duke University for nearly two decades, achieving official Program status in Fall 2008. The first introductory course for our undergraduate certificate program was taught in Spring 2009.


The interdisciplinary Certificate Program, Latino/a Studies in the Global South, allows students to expand on their knowledge of U.S. Latino/a communities by combining classes from across the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools. Several other great courses on Latino/a Studies are also offered this year.


Events, exhibits, and guest speakers covering topics from politics and health to art, and everything in between enhance our year-long programming. 


We support faculty- and student-led events, as well as provide modest assistance for conference attendance and research/teaching needs.


Our associated DukeEngage programs, based in Tucson, Ariz. and Miami, Fla., focus on migration, human rights, and policy. 


Prof. Claudia Milian is the Program's Faculty Director, and our Executive Director is Jenny Snead Williams.


The Fall 2014 introductory course for the certificate is taught by Prof. Walter Mignolo.