This past September, Penn Ph.D. Candidate Adam Goodman (History Department) was featured on Mexican National TV to discuss the factors that cause migration, whether the "American dream" is still alive, the business of migration and deportation, and the competing narratives of Mexico being an economic success story versus the vast majority who continue to struggle to get by.
The Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium (GPLASC) is now soliciting panel and paper propoals from graduate students within the consortium schools for the December 6th Student Conference.
We are pleased to announce the availability of Graduante Student Field
Grants for the summer of 2013. The grants are primarily intended to
provide graduate and professional school students with the opportunity
to deepen their disciplinary interests in any contry of Latin America
and the Caribbean. Applicants please contact the LALS office for more
The Department of History and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program are delighted to welcome Professor Amy C. Offner. Professor Offner joins Penn after completing her PhD at Columbia University. Her research focuses on Cold War anti-poverty programs, social conflict, and economic thought in the United States and Colombia. She will be teaching courses related to the history of capitalism and political economy, empire and foreign relations, and social and intellectual history. Welcome Professor Offner!