LALS Director Emilio Parrado answers questions on immigration reform

Q and A: Immigration Reform Inertia

Emilio Parrado answers questions on immigration reform.

Penn Ph.D. Candidate Adam Goodman discusses migration and the American dream on Mexican National TV

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.

Latin American and Latino Studies Program New Spring 2014 Courses

The Resiliency and Impact of Latin@ Cultural Expressios in the U.S.    

                LALS 425.601               Tuesday 5:30-8:30

African Diaspora in Latin America and The Spanish-Speaking Caribbean

                    LALS 155.601          Wednesday 4:30-6:00


Call for Graduate Students Paper

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.

Course and Majors Fair

 Check out the Course and Majors Fair!
Talk to representatives from a wide range of courses
and College majors on Tuesday, 10/15 from 11:30 am -

CURF Fall Research Funding

CURF’s upcoming Fall
research funding deadline is 4:00pm on Thursday,
October 24
.  Students in the College should apply
online for the College Alumni Society Research Grant (

Doctoral Candidate Adam Goodman in the LA Review of Books

Adam Goodman, doctoral candidate in history, interviewed journalist Alfredo Corchado in the LA Review of Books. Read the interview here.


LALS Certificate now available for Graduate Students

We are happy to announce that graduate students may now complete a certificate in LALS! See the Graduate Resources page for more information.

2013 Graduate Student Field Grants

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

Penn and LALS welcome Professor Amy Offner

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!

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