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  • LASP 196-001 Topics in Latin American & Latinx Studies: Introductory (FALL 2024, Tu & Th 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM)

    LASP 196 is a special topics course that is interdisciplinary in nature, covering a wide variety of issues and topics in music, film, sports, food, social media, and pop culture related to Latin America and to Latinx in the U.S.
  • SOCIOLOGY 370-001 Latinos/as/xs in Space (Fall 2024, Tu Th, 8:30 AM - 9:45AM)

    Latinxs are the largest minoritized population in the United States, With a population of more than 60 million. As the fasting growing demographic in the U.S., how is this complex population (re)conceptualizing, (re)framing, (re)making, and (de)constructing spatial boundaries? Further, how are Latinxs both transforming and challenging U.S. physical and conceptual landscapes? Drawing from spatial, decolonial, and feminist of color theories, we will engage these questions through a thematic exploration of the ways that Latinxs have influenced, shaped, and (re)used space as a struggle to maintain dignity and engage in place-making. We will connect these ideas to geography, citizenship, civil rights, social justice, and cultural practices.
  • Latin American and Latino Studies Fall 2024 Courses

    The Latin American & Latinx Studies program is interdisciplinary and includes courses across various departments dedicated to the study of the region of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Latinx experience in the United States. View the LASP course offerings!
  • Andean Carnival Tinkuy - Celebration of Andean Heritage in Chicago

    Free authentic Andean food and drinks, games, activities, and Quechua language lesson for all ages. Dance performances by Renacer Boliviano and the Center of Peruvian Arts. Featured presenters on Quechua language, culture, and spirituality: Agustín Panizo (Peruvian linguist), Hipólito Peralta Ccama (Quechua educator and Andean spirituality activist), Rubén Pachas (Peruvian Indigenous arts educator). Sponsored by the Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago. Saturday, February 25, 2023 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Crown Center Lobby
  • Femenist Lecture Series 2022 presents Arussi Unda

    Arussi Unda is a Mexican marketer, activist and feminist. Unda is the founder and spokeswoman of the feminist collective "Las brujas del mar" (Witches of the sea). She was also one of the promoters of the national women's strike on March 9th 2020 "Un día sin nosotras" (A day without women). Unda specialized in feminist political formation and was an international lecturer and workshop facilitator on issues of sexual and reproductive exploitation, abortion, male violence, patriarchal socialization and attention to victims. To register for Zoom: use QR or contact
  • Latin American and Latino Studies Spring 2023 Courses

    The Latin American & Latinx Studies program is interdisciplinary and includes courses across the humanities, social sciences, law, theology dedicated to the study of the region of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Latinx experience in the United States. View the LASP course offerings!

    A group of youth activists from Mexico City will be joining us on April 14th at 4:30pm in McCormick Lounge to talk about their experiences with migration, deportation, and community organizing. Please join us and invite your students and colleagues! The talk will engage issues of migration, globalization, racist criminalization, family separation, gender, and indigeneity, among other things.
  • SPRING 2022 - SOCL 280–001 (4835): U.S. IMMIGRATION

    This course is designed to provide a sociological understanding concerning various impacts of immigration in the United States. We will examine fundamental concepts for studying migration, and theories that explain international migration. We will also discuss how immigrants have redefined –and will keep redefining– local and foreign demographic dynamics in receiving and sending societies, transnational networks, and a more complex ethno-racial diversity with meaningful international roots. For more information: Dr. Cristian L. Paredes (
  • WELCOMING IMMIGRANTS:PRAYER AND CONVERSATION REFLECTING ANGELS UNAWARES (Thursday, September 23, 2021, Madonna Della Strada Chapel, 2:00pm – 3:00pm)

    Loyola University Chicago and the Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (ICDI) have partnered together to acknowledge our mutual responsibility to ensure the God-given dignity and human rights of immigrants. On September 23rd, communities across the country will come together to advocate for those who have been adversely affected by the immigration system. This Day of Action is coordinated by Detention Watch Network, which was founded by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and continues to uplift Jesuit Apostolic Preferences by walking with the excluded. All participants must be vaccinated and wear masks while on campus.
  • Faculty Activities Report Summer 2018 - Spring 2021

    "This Faculty Activities report details your numerous publications, grants, university and departmental committee assignments, and nominations for Loyola’s most prestigious awards." Dr. Susana Cavallo
  • Faculty Profile: Professor David Beltran

    "As a Loyola alum, coming back to campus as an instructor has been a feeling of coming home"
  • Faculty Profile: Dra. Natalia Valencia

    "I'm a native Puerto Rican with a Brazilian swing in my step"