Studying Latino/a Studies at Kenyon
Students in Kenyon’s Latino/a studies concentration learn from faculty experts in modern Mexican history, international development, postcolonial studies, literary translation, immigration and border studies, and transnational feminism. Coursework in American studies, art, English, history, political science, psychology, Spanish, sociology, and women's and gender studies provides an interdisciplinary foundation for students to study, analyze, reconstruct and reflect on the Latino/a experience in the United States as well as its wider impact in the world.
There are more than seven billion people on Earth, yet many theories used to explain psychological functioning are based on limited samples drawn from the West. In this course, we examine in greater detail the impact of culture on human behavior and gain an appreciation of culture’s influence on everyday experiences.
Cultural Productions of the Borderlands
Chicana/o culture in the U.S. is a vast yet underrepresented field. This absence is symptomatic of a history of oppression that results in silencing the “other” America. In this course, offered in both Spanish and English, you’ll gain deep understanding of borderlands within the context of their colonial legacies.
Latino/a studies faculty (Gilda Rodríguez, Jennifer Johnson, Nancy Powers, Tomás Gallareta Cervera and Matthew Suazo) pose with the programs concentrators: Valeria Garcia-Pozo '23, Carlos Lopez Martinez '23 and Alexis Miramontes '23.
Academic Explorations in Mexico
Over spring break, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Latino/a Studies Tomás Gallareta Cervera and his students traded Gambier for the Yucatán to foster a more nuanced understanding of Latin American cultural heritage by examining the social structures that contributed to its development.