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Latino studies is an academic discipline which studies the experience of people of Hispanic ancestry in the United States. Closely related to other ethnic studies disciplines such as African American studies, Asian American studies, and Native American studies, Latino studies critically examines the history, culture, politics, issues, and experiences of Hispanic people. Drawing from numerous disciplines such as sociology, history, literature, political science, religious studies and gender studies, Latino studies scholars consider a variety of perspectives and employ diverse analytical tools in their work.



Notable Scholars

  • Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Chicana Studies scholar and activist.
  • Frances Aparicio, Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Juan Bruce-Novoa, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Irvine.
  • Arlene Davila, Professor of Anthropology and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University.
  • Juan Flores, Professor of Africana and Puerto Rican–Latino Studies at CUNY (City University of New York) Hunter College and of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Former director of CUNY’s Center for Puerto Rican Studies.
  • Suzanne Oboler, Professor of Puerto Rican/Latin American Studies at John Jay College. Founding Editor of the journal, Latino Studies.
  • Américo Paredes, 1915-1999. Formerly Dickson, Allen, and Anderson Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Gustavo Perez Firmat, David Feinson Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.
  • George I. Sánchez (1906-1972), Professor of History at the University of Texas and President of LULAC
  • José David Saldívar, Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.
  • Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College.

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See also

Books on Latino Studies

  • Allatson, Paul. Latino Dreams: Transcultural Traffic and the U.S. National Imaginary, Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press, 2002.
  • Allatson, Paul. Key Terms in Latino/a Cultural and Literary Studies, Malden, MA and Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2007.
  • Aparicio, Frances. Listening to Salsa: Gender, Latin Popular Music, and Puerto Rican Cultures CT: Wesleyan, 1998.
  • Chávez Candelaria, Cordelia, et al., eds. Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture, 2 vols. Westport, CT, and London: Greenwood Press, 2004.
  • Dalleo, Raphael, and Elena Machado Sáez. The Latino/a Canon and the Emergence of Post-Sixties Literature, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
  • Caminero-Santangelo, Marta. On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity. FL: University Press of Florida, 2007.
  • Davila, Arlene. Latinos, Inc.: The Marketing and Making of a People, Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 2001.
  • Flores, Juan.From Bomba to Hip-Hop, NY: Columbia University Press, 2000.
  • Gonzalez, Juan. Harvest of Empire : A History of Latinos in America, NY: Penguin, 2000.
  • Lima, Lazaro. The Latino Body: Crisis Identities in American Literary and Cultural Memory. NY: New York University Press, 2007.
  • Negron-Muntaner, Frances. Boricua Pop. New York: NYU Press, 2004.
  • Oboler, Suzanne. Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)Presentation in the United States. MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.
  • Oboler, Suzanne, and Deena J. González, eds. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Perez-Firmat, Gustavo. Life on the Hyphen: The Cuban-American Way. TX: University of Texas Press, 1994.
  • Stavans, Ilan. The Hispanic Condition: The Power of a People. NY: Harper Perennial, 1995.
  • Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo, and Mariela Páez. Latinos: Remaking America. CA: University of California Press, 2002.

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