Director's Welcome

¡Bienvenidos to the cyber home of the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South (LSGS) at Duke University!

Latino/a Studies strives to foster new directions in the field––to promote greater awareness of this sizable population and to elucidate methodologies and tools necessary to unpack its complexities, for personal and collective discovery. Ultimately LSGS provides students with the necessary background as well as the rich opportunities for critical inquiry. In considering the academic, the socioeconomic, political and artistic modes of expression and understanding emanating from, and about, these growing communities, Latino/a Studies facilitates greater citizenship, global awareness, and scholarship. The program serves as a locus for bringing together the very best insights from the disciplines to uncover the multifaceted ways that Latinos make meaning around the country and the world. So doing, LSGS seeks to engender social justice and responsibility not only at Duke and in Durham, locally, but also in the larger world, globally. I invite you to explore our exciting course offerings and programming and to work toward a Certificate in Latino/a Studies in the Global South.

With every best wish for future collaboration and fellowship,
I am sincerely yours,

Richard Rosa
Director of Latino/a Studies
Associate Professor of Romance Studies