Latin American Studies



Perhaps no other area studies major strikes as close to the North American heart as Latin American studies. Since prehistoric times, the northern and southern continents have been linked through migration, colonialization, slave trading, and even current trade policies such as NAFTA.

Latin American studies embraces a land with a complex history and a rich contemporary culture, stretching from the pyramid-like Mayan ziggurats and the African diaspora to Ecuadorian oil workers and mega-star salsa musicians.

Leaders Who Majored in Latin American Studies