Importance of the Program
For Majors and Minors
Prizes and Awards

Importance of the Program

Economic, political and cultural relations between the Americas and the growing importance of the Latino presence in the United States have made Latin American and Latino Studies a crucial field of inquiry for numerous disciplines. > more


For Majors and Minors

Undergraduates may either major or minor in Latin American and Latino Studies. Both programs offer an interdisciplinary approach to understanding Mexico, South America, the Caribbean and the Latin American diaspora in the United States. > more


Prizes and Awards

The Latin American and Latino Studies Program presents an annual prize for best undergraduate paper and awards travel grants to both undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research in the field. > more


Latin American and Latino Studies Program Events



Latin American and Latino Studies Spring Speaker Series

Carlos Yushimito del Valle
"The Voluntary Dream: Latin American Cosmopolitan Writing of the 21st Century"Yushimito Lecture Poster
April 9th at 3:30 PM, Pearlman Lounge, Brandeis University  

Born in Lima in 1977, Carlos Yushimito del Valle is regarded as one of the most original voices to emerge in Latin American literature in recent years. In 2010, Granta Magazine featured him among "twenty-two literary stars of the future" in Spain and Latin America, and in 2008 Casa de las Américas/Centro Onelio Cardoso in Cuba selected him as one of the best writers of a rising generation. Yushimito has published five short-story collections: El mago (2004), Las islas (2006), Equis (2009), Lecciones para un niño que llega tarde (2011) and Los bosques tienen sus propias puertas (2013). His fiction has been translated into English, French, Italian, and Portuguese. This talk is in English and open to the public. 

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The Latin American and Latino Studies Program sponsors outside speakers, concerts, films and student presentations to help keep the Brandeis community informed about issues that impact Latin America and the Latino diaspora in the United States.