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Global and Regional Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Alexander Stewart, Ph.D., Program Director

Southwick Complex, Rm. A312
Tel: 802-656-7766
Alexander.Stewart@uvm.edu

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, one of nine areas of study within the Global and Regional Studies Program, offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary set of course offerings on the histories, cultures, literatures, politics and economies of Latin America, the Caribbean and U.S. Latinos. Affiliated faculty include specialists in democratization, indigenous politics, struggles over globalization, human and community development, environmental conflicts, social movements, health, colonial and contemporary literature, poetry, performance, race and ethnicity, gender dynamics, and pre-contact archaeology and arts. Rather than simply providing a window through which North Americans may observe Latin America and the Caribbean, the Program seeks to serve as a bridge between them, hosting guest speakers, artists and activists, encouraging study abroad, and organizing faculty-led study courses in the region. We offer our students a strong liberal arts education enhanced by significant cross-cultural competence, skills that serve our graduates well in fields such as policy analysis, government, research, journalism, business, international development, higher education, graduate school, and activism in the U.S. and throughout Latin America.

The LAS Program and its affiliated faculty sponsor or work with the following UVM groups and programs: La Alianza Latina and La Casa Hispánica (student groups); The Hispanic Forum (conference held every Fall semester at UVM); UVM faculty-led courses to Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, and several Spanish Caribbean countries; UVM bilateral exchange program with La Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina) and other Latin American and Caribbean universities; Burlington-based community projects, such as the Burlington-Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas), Nicaragua Sister City Program.

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