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Center for Latino and Latin American Studies

Latino Studies
Latino Studies
Latino Studies
Latino Studies
Latino Studies

Minor in Latino and Latin American Studies

The Center's interdisciplinary minor provides students with detailed information about the Latino experience in the United States as well as Latin American civilization. It benefits students interested in careers in teaching, public service, health care, law, business, the arts, the media, and other fields. The minor also provides Latino students with a broader understanding of their own history and culture.

Minor Courses in Latino and Latin American Studies 

CLLAS: Register week of  April 13 minor and graduate concentration courses

Fall 2016
Please consult MyNIU and course catalog to verify information.


NIU Latino Oral History Project

The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies is currently developing a collection of 
Latino oral histories on research that examines the study of labor history, migration 
studies, race and ethnicity, Latinos and public health, undocumented students and 
workers, gender and sexuality studies, and the history of Latino entrepreneurship 
in Northern Illinois.


Photograph by: Juan Manuel Fernandez

Scholarships and Grants for Graduate Students and Undergraduates

The Center sponsors a variety of scholarships and awards including:

The Center also promotes the Annual competitive research grants for faculty associates of the Center.

Current Events

Colloquium Speaker
Lilia Fernández, Associate Professor
The Ohio State University

Thursday, March 3, 7:00 pm, 
Latino Center, Rm 121,
515 Garden Rd., DeKalb IL

Lecture: “Latino Panethnic Politics in Chicago: Social Activism and Grassroots Origins.”
Simón Weffer-Elizondo of NIU’s department of sociology will respond.

Sponsored by: Illinois Humanities and the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies!
The event is free and open to the public. 

Fernandez at the Latino Center, March 3rd 7pm

Read about CLLAS' Milestones Here!