Norma De Jesus is a double major in Public Policy and Cultural Anthropology from Edinburg, Texas. She came to LSGS through curiosity about her own identity. “I was curious about the history, the creative expressions and the literature that encapsulate the reality of being Latinx in the United States. LSGS courses expose you to many topics that may seem clear at face value, but have layers... Read More
Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South
The Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South (LSGS) allows students to expand on their knowledge of the U.S. Latino and Latina population by combining classes from across the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools. LSGS has a unique focus. It seeks to situate the inquiry of Latino/a Studies in a particular geographic space: the U.S. South and the Global South. LSGS enables historical and emerging considerations of the construction of race and ethnicity transnationally. It connects with the cross-disciplinary analysis and knowledges imparted in African and African American Studies, American Studies, and Latin American Studies. The conceptual space and epistemological apparatus of the "Global South" is also an analytic pathway that brings out possibilities vis-à-vis historical events, regional differences, demographic transitions, and geopolitical hierarchies. The Global South promotes debate, continuous rethinking, and casts light on the entanglements of our contemporary moment, paired with the sociopolitical realities that shape being Latino and Latina in the world.