What Is the LSGS Certificate? What Can You Do with It?

Latinos, Latinas, Latino/as, Latin@s, Latines, Latinxsthat is, people of Latin American descent in the United Statesare the nation’s largest ethnoracial minority.

What trajectories, histories, and communities lie behind demographic numbers? In what ways are ethno-racial categories activated, revised, navigated, and theorized? How are Latino/a/x invisibility and imperceptibility in everyday life articulated and visualized in popular culture as well as political discourse? What are the geographies, “big problems,” and “common” experiences of Latino/a/xs and Latinidad?

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Certificate in Latino/a Studies in the Global South

The Latino/a Studies in the Global South certificate is open to all undergraduates from any major. Its broad perspective and interdisciplinary approach are of potential benefit to those pursuing careers in law, business, marketing, education, public policy, medicine and healthcare, journalism and communications, the non-profit sector, and beyond.

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Featured Courses


This seminar explores the representation of lived experiences, trajectories, and current events vis-à-vis the figure of the undocumented migrant, in contemporary American literature. Testimonial… read more about Undocumented America in Literature »


Who are Latinxs? How did we become Latinxs?    The growth in Latinx migration since the 1970s has caused demographers to anxiously project when the country might become majority “Latinx."… read more about Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South »


How does music cross borders? What are the political stakes of music across borders ? This course explores these questions and investigates the creative life of local, national, and international… read more about Special Topics in Latino/a Studies in the Global South »