Phone: (845) 257-2990 (Program Director) or (845) 257-2975 (Program Secretary)
Location: Wooster Hall, Room 319 (Program Director)
Web Address: www.newpaltz.edu/las

The Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) offers students a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on the people, history, arts and literature, politics, economy, and geography of this vibrant region. Our program also promotes awareness of the relationships between Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States and of Latinx communities in the United States. LACS faculty are active teachers and scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines spread across multiple departments, including Anthropology, Black Studies, Communication, Economics, Geography, History; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Political Science, Sociology, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Faculty have ongoing research projects, using diverse methodologies, in Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, as well as among Latinx in the United States. We sponsor and co-sponsor many academic, social and cultural events on campus every semester.

Graduates with expertise in Latin America are sought by employers in many professions, including academia, business, education, government, law enforcement, medical and social services, international companies/organizations, and non-profits. Combining a Latin American Studies major/minor with a Spanish major/minor enhances career options in the global market.

LAM270. Introduction to Latin American Studies. 3 Credits.

Broad historical and geographic outlines of Latin America stressing cultural diversity, economic development, and revolution and militarism. Case studies of individual countries.

Attributes:

  • GE2: AALA
  • GE2A: AALA
  • Critical Thinking Introductory
  • Effective Expression/Written
  • Information Mgmt Intrmd
  • Liberal Arts
  • GE4: World Civilizations
  • GE3: WRLD

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
May not be repeated for credit

LAM271. Latinx America. 3 Credits.

An exploration of the role and position of Latinx communities within the United States and their relation with Latin America and the Caribbean; an exploration of Latinx history, cultural expressions, and representative voices.

Attributes:

  • Diversity
  • Liberal Arts
  • GE4: United States Studies

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
May not be repeated for credit

LAM293. Latin Am Select Topics. 3-12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
May be repeated for credit

LAM295. Indep Study Latin Amer & Carri. 1-12 Credits.

May be repeated for credit

LAM393. Latin Am Select Topics. 3-12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
May not be repeated for credit

LAM399. Modular Course. 1 Credit.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
May be repeated for credit

LAM493. Latin AM Selected Topics. 3-12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.

Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Advanced
  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
May be repeated for credit

LAM494. Latin American Fieldwork. 1-12 Credits.

May be repeated for credit

LAM495. Indep Study Latin Americ. 1-12 Credits.

The required senior capstone course for Latin American Studies majors is a 3-credit independent study project, supervised by a member of the Latin American Studies faculty and completed during the student's final semester.

Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Advanced
  • Information Mgmt Advanced

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
May be repeated for credit

Albi, Christopher
Assistant Professor, History; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: JFT 1008
Phone: (845) 257-3587
E-mail: albic@newpaltz.edu
Web Site: faculty.newpaltz.edu/chrisalbi

Aldana, Ligia
Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: OM 204
Phone: (845) 257-3487
E-mail: aldanal@newpaltz.edu

Barros, Cesar
Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: OM 303C
Phone: (845) 257-3489
E-mail: barrosc@newpaltz.edu

Bueno, Cruz
Assistant Professor, Black Studies; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: FOB W4
Phone: (845) 257-2721
E-mail: buenoc@newpaltz.edu

Duhaney, Devon
Associate Professor, Adolescence Education; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: OM 323A
Phone: (845) 257-2850
E-mail: duhaneyd@newpaltz.edu

Ebert, Laura
Lecturer, Economics; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: JFT 804
Phone: (845) 257-2357
E-mail: ebertl@newpaltz.edu

Fenouillet, Paul
Lecturer, Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: OM 308B
Phone: (845) 257-2623
E-mail: fenouilp@newpaltz.edu

Fitzpatrick, Patricia
Associate Professor: Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: OM 303D
Phone: (845) 257-3519
E-mail: fitzpatp@newpaltz.edu

Greenow, Linda
Associate Professor Emeritus, Geography; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: SFB 102
Phone: (845) 257-2994
E-mail: greenowl@newpaltz.edu
Web Site: faculty.newpaltz.edu/lindagreenow

Junge, Benjamin
Associate Professor, Anthropology; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: WH 332
Phone: (845) 257-2697
E-mail: jungeb@newpaltz.edu
Web Site: faculty.newpaltz.edu/benjaminjunge

Lefkowitz, Joel
Associate Professor, Political Science & International Relations; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: JFT 818
Phone: (845) 257-3792
E-mail: lefkowij@newpaltz.edu

Nystrom, Kenneth
Professor, Anthropology; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: WH 320
Phone: (845) 257-2986
E-mail: nystromk@newpaltz.edu
Web Site: www2.newpaltz.edu/~nystromk

Ozler, Ilgu
Associate Professor, Political Science & International Relations; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: JFT 912
Phone: (845) 257-2635
E-mail: ozleri@newpaltz.edu
Web Site: faculty.newpaltz.edu/ilguozler

Pabón, Jessica
Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: SOS 002
Phone: (845) 257-2979
E-mail: pabonj@newpaltz.edu
Web Site: www.jessicapabon.com

Persaud, Jerry
Assistant Professor, Digital Media & Journalism; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: FOB N5
Phone: (845) 257-2631
E-mail: persaude@newpaltz.edu

Porras, Luz
Lecturer, Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: OM 205
Phone: (845) 257-2299
E-mail: porrasl@newpaltz.edu

Rojas-Sosa, Deyanira
Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: OM 304
Phone: (845) 257-2298
E-mail: rojassod@newpaltz.edu

Roschelle, Anne
Professor, Sociology; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: JFT 522
Phone: (845) 257-3502
E-mail: roschela@newpaltz.edu

Velez-Velez, Roberto
Assistant Professor, Sociology; Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: JFT 512
Phone: (845) 257-3506
E-mail: velezr@newpaltz.edu