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!

Adam Goodman on social media and immigration activism

History Graduate Student Adam Goodman has published an article on the use of social media in
immigration activism. Read his article on well-known journalist and Televisa/EPN
critic Jenaro Villamil's site here. Great work Adam!

Graduate Student Adam Goodman in the Huff Post and Jacobin Magazine

Adam Goodman, a graduate student in History, has published two opinion pieces on the "I-word" and the DREAMers movement in The Huffington Post and Jacobin Magazine.

LALS Director Dr. Emilio Parrado selected among the Delaware Valley's Most Influential Latinos for 2012

Impacto Latin has named Dr. Emilio Parrado, Director of LALS and Professor of Sociology, among the most influential Latinos of Delaware Valley for 2012. Read all about it on page 17 of the Revista. Congratulations Professor Parrado!


Three New Courses for Spring 2013 Semester with LALS content

HIST 660.301  Latin America Political Economy               HIST 174.001 Reform
& Revolution in the Americas      PSCI110.001     Comparative Politics                    

    For more details on the courses please check the Registrar Website.

Doctoral student Mara-Cecilia Ostfeld investigates Latino voter identity

Read about Mara-Cecilia's research online in SAS Fronteirs.

Doing Field Research in Latin America:Graduate Students Perspectives

Friday, October 12th


  Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room

The event planned for October 10th has been cancelled.

October 10 Roundtable Discussion

  has been cancelled. This event will be reschedule at a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Information Session

All Penn undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Penn are cordially invited to attend an Information Session on October 2nd from 11:30-1:00 at the Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall. LALS faculty, Advisors, and current Majors will be available to answer any questions you may have about the LALS Major or Minor. Refreshments will be served.

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