Latin American & Latinx Studies

The Latin American and Latinx Studies Program provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the history, cultures, geography, politics, literatures, and economics of Latin America and the Caribbean, along with Latinx populations elsewhere in the Americas and the world.

The LALS Program allows students to explore the multiplicity of cultures in Latin America and among Latinx populations in ways that acknowledge the permeability and permutations of national borders. Our courses emphasize knowledge of cultures, societies, global politics, economies, and nations as they are lived, remembered, and theorized in Latin America and Latinx communities.


Person sitting at a table on a porch in the shade with a laptop, writing pad and a book smiling

More than 30 Vassar students conducted humanities research projects under the auspices of the College’s Ford Scholars program.

Joseph Nevins, Professor of Geography, is an awardee of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) for 2022.  Professor Nevins’s fellowship will allow for eight weeks of archival research this summer on the ties between the United Fruit Company and Boston, where the corporation was founded and headquartered.

Header image: Dance performance in Havana, Cuba. Photo: Jonah Bleckner