Uniquely UWM, Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx Studies integrates the study of peoples and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean with the study of Latinx communities in the United States. Most other programs focus on one or the other. Alumni work stateside or abroad in health services, education, nonprofits, business, and government. An accelerated program leads to both the BA and a master’s in translation in five years.

("Latinx" (Lah-teen-eks) is an inclusive term used to embrace all gendered and non-gendered identities of peoples with Latin American ancestry. "Latinx" specifically refuses to further silence and erase trans (non-binary and binary) gender non-conforming, non-binary, and genderqueer people.

Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx Studies Courses

NameRankDegreeSchoolGraduate FacultyEmeritus Faculty
Nancy Bird-Soto Associate Professor (Spanish and Portuguese) PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison No No
Natasha Borges Sugiyama Associate Professor (Political Science) PhD University of Texas No No
Brenda Cárdenas Associate Professor (English) PhD University of Michigan-Ann Arbor No No
Sarah Davies Cordova Professor (French, Italian, and Comparative Literature) PhD University of California, Los Angeles No No
Christopher Davis-Benavides Professor (Art and Design) MFA University of Wisconsin-Madison No No
Raoul Deal Senior Lecturer (Cultures and Communities) MFA Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México No No
César Ferreira Professor (Spanish and Portuguese) PhD University of Texas at Austin No No
Simone Ferro Professor (Dance) MFA University of Iowa No No
Jean Hudson Associate Professor (Anthropology) PhD University of California, Santa Barbara No No
Kristin Pitt Associate Professor (French, Italian, and Comparative Literature) PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison No No
Sandra Pucci Associate Professor (Linguistics) PhD University of Southern California No No
Joseph Rodríguez Associate Professor (History) PhD University of California, Berkeley No No
Paru Shah Associate Professor (Political Science and Latino Studies) PhD Rice University No No
Erin Winkler Associate Professor (Africology) PhD University of California, Berkeley No No