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Why Latinx Studies?

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Latina and Latino Studies focuses on the historic and contemporary circumstances that shape Latina and Latino lives, spaces, subjectivities, and politics in the United States.  This field encompasses diverse communities and nationalities while also offering critical attention to transnational dynamics or to how Latinas and Latinos relate and connect to cultural or geographical origins across the Americas. 

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Collective statement of various Latinx Northwestern faculty and staff addressing the Black Northwestern community.


The letter in the link below was co-authored by a group of Latinx faculty and staff at Northwestern. We at LLSP support its message. 


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The effects of the health crisis are being felt unevenly by a variety of communities and nations across the world. We, at Latinx Talk, are eager for you to share how you and your networks are experiencing these events. How has the pandemic changed your daily life? How has the pandemic impacted you personally, emotionally, and culturally? How has it affected undocumented and mixed-status families and communities? What have been some of the highlights of generosity, empathy, and compassion you have witnessed or heard? And, in turn, what have been some of the low points as we struggle collectively to make sense of the calamity? Finally, what are the creative coping mechanisms you and others have developed to survive and thrive in the pandemic?

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In consideration of the developments surrounding Coronavirus | COVID-19, Latinx Studies' office space at Crowe Hall, Room 1-132 will be physically closed until further notice. Office Staff and Faculty will be working remotely.

Spring Advising Appointments for LLSP Majors, Minors, & Prospective Students

Dear students, If you are in need of advising as a major or minor in Latina and Latino Studies, Prof. Mendoza will hold meetings by appointment only. Please contact her directly ( to set up a phone call or Zoom meeting.

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