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The Nation and the Politics of Undocumentedness. Thursday, March 4 6pm EST. Email sandoval@psu.edu for the link for the Zoom link

Penn State hosts discussion of "The Nation and the Politics of Undocumentedness"

Penn State recently hosted José Angel Navejas, author of "Illegal," and Ralph E. Cintron, author of the new book "Democracy as Fetish," to talk about their work on the intersection of democracy, citizenship, the nation-state, and undocumentedness. The event is now available to the public at https://psu.zoom.us/rec/share/YWFHM06IRc3K-IWgXbri6-UIK4Rsm7VCeMYj_UM1d3xQ3YmP1dwKlBfD1p43UHZB.B4XAewBfLgnM0alI

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Myriam Gurba Delivers Closing Keynote of Hispanic Heritage Month at Penn State

On Thursday, October 15 the cultural critic, essayist, and author delivered the Hispanic Heritage Month closing keynote address, entitled "After American Dirt: Criticim as Liberation. You can watch the entire Zoom event here.

Dr. David Hayes-Bautista

Dr. David Hayes-Bautista to Keynote Hispanic Heritage Month at Penn State

On October 6th at 6:00 pm, Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, professor of public health and of medicine, and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine, UCLA, will deliver the keynote address of our observance of Hispanic Heritage Month. The talk is titled "The Latino Health Paradox" and explores the mystery of Hispanic epidemiological outcomes in America. Email sandoval@psu.edu for the Zoom link.

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Dolores Huerta At Penn State

Legendary labor organizer Dolores Huerta, cofounder with César Chávez of the United Farm Workers, gave the keynote address for Hispanic Heritage Month 2019 on Friday, September 27th and the following day inaugurated Penn State's annual Dolores Huerta Day of Service.

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Vincente Perez presents Voices of Afro-Latinidad

The performance poet, writer, scholar, and author of B(lack)NESS & LATINI(dad) will share spoken word poetry as he addresses anti-Blackness in the Latinx community and the political relevance of who or what defines who Latinxs are. Friday, October 2 at 6:00 pm. Please contact for the Zoom link to the event.

Geraldo Cadava

Geraldo Cadava, author of The Hispanic Republican, speaks at Penn State

On Tuesday, November 17th, Penn State's Latina/o Studies Program and Department of History welcomed Geraldo Cadava to talk about his new book The Hispanic Republican. You can watch the entire Zoom event here.

Welcome to Latina/o Studies!

Our mission is to promote a critical understanding of the historical and contemporary position of Latinas, Latinos, and Latinxs in the United States.

This goal is to be achieved through the following:

  • Undergraduate and graduate courses that foster an understanding of Latinas/os in the United States political system, economy, and culture.
  • Research and scholarship by faculty and students that contribute to our knowledge about the historical and contemporary experiences of Latinas/os.
  • Public programming and community outreach that raise awareness of issues that Latinas/os face and contributions they make in different arenas.

Our mission is to promote a critical understanding of the historical and contemporary position of Latinas, Latinos, and Latinxs in the United States.

This goal is to be achieved through the following:

  • Undergraduate and graduate courses that foster an understanding of Latinas/os in the United States political system, economy, and culture.
  • Research and scholarship by faculty and students that contribute to our knowledge about the historical and contemporary experiences of Latinas/os.
  • Public programming and community outreach that raise awareness of issues that Latinas/os face and contributions they make in different arenas.
Quiara Alegría Hudes to Speak at Penn State
Penn State welcomes The Infiltrators filmmakers Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra
Welcoming the Other: An Event Sponsored by Latina/o Studies with Penn State President Eric Barron