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Student Highlight: Michelle Correa

Michelle Correa is a fourth year student at UIC, majoring in Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) with a concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies. After graduation, she plans to travel to Thailand and…

Staff Highlight: Ivan Raya

Ivan Raya was born and raised on the far southeast side of Chicago and is the son of Mexican immigrants. He is a first-generation college student graduating from UIC with a Bachelor of…

Student Highlight: Anissa Camacho

Anissa Camacho is a senior double majoring in Anthropology and Latin American and Latino Studies. After graduation she plans on attending graduate school to further her studies and hopes to continue her interests…

UIC teams with Argonne, partners in urban climate change study

A multi-institution partnership, involving Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Chicago in collaboration with other academic and community partners, has been awarded $25 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy

Faculty Highlight: Barbara Sostaita

Professor Barbara Sostaita is a scholar of religion and global migration. She grew up undocumented in the south, the daughter of a minister who taught her how religion informs and shapes migrant-led organizing.…

Student Highlight: Nayeli Jimenez

Nayeli Jimenez, a life-long learner, is a senior Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) major with minors in Sociology and Spanish for Professions. Graduating at the end of this semester, she plans to…

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Student Highlight: Cata Herrera

Cata Herrera is a current senior at UIC double majoring in Anthropology and Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) with a minor in Spanish. She is interested in researching the decolonization of education,…

2019 Hilda López-Arce Scholarship Application

Each year the Hilda López-Arce Scholarship Selection Committee, in conjunction with the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos and the Latina Network, awards a scholarship to a Latinx student who exhibits leadership…

LALS Graduates Successful Transitions

Students and instructors work hard together to prepare our graduates for their varied futures. We are happy to announce that Jorge Mena, who recently graduated with an MA in LALS, will be joining…

Celebrate Faculty Books at our Book Presentation Event

You are cordially invited to the University of Illinois Latin American and Latino Studies Program  FACULTY BOOK PRESENTATION & CELEBRATION Wednesday, November 11th,  2015 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. UIC Daley Library  –…

LALS Launches Student Scholarship Fund

LALS will officially announce the launch of our new Student Scholarship Fund at our Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off event on October 29, 2014. Please take the time to donate and take advantage of this…