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1000 E. University Ave.

Dept 4297

Ross Hall 108

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4127

Fax: 307-766-2555

Email: ltst@uwyo.edu

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Latina/o Studies

LATINA/O STUDIES

Bienvenidos/Welcome!

Welcome to Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Wyoming!  This is a very exciting time, as the new academic year is well underway.  We welcome all the students, staff, and faculty to learn more about the program's mission, our history, our courses, and our active relationship with the local community.


I am truly honored to serve as the new, and the fourth, UW Director of Latina/o Studies.  It is a position that I take very seriously.  This year, the University of Wyoming Chicano Studies Program will, hence forth, be known as Latina/o Studies Program.  I am looking forward to starting a new chapter by expanding both the name and the mission of our program in recognition of the unity and diversity of U.S. Latina/o populations.  Latina/os represent the largest group of citizens in this country, and as a result we are changing to accommodate more course offerings to train a new generation of scholars and professionals.  We would like to include in our curriculum the reflections of our unique local experiences, regional characteristics, and national presence.  Above all, we want to help students succeed in their University studies and prepare them for scholarship training and professional careers.  The education we offer students help to prepare them for leadership positions, work with Latina/o populations, and understand a multicultural and transnational society, and a global economy.


¡Adelante Vaqueros!  Cecilia (CiCi) Aragón, Ph.D.

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The Primary Mission of the Latina/o Studies Program

The mission of the Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Wyoming is to engage students in the areas of U.S. Latina/o literature, history, performance, and the social sciences. Utilizing an interdisciplinary framework, students examine colonial/decolonial, relational, comparative, transnational and global research and criticism to reflect on the historical and contemporary contributions of U.S. Latinos to regional, national, and global communities. For undergraduate students with an interest in our minor, we are dedicated to disseminating transformational knowledge as they actively participate in a diverse, global, and multi-ethnic society.  We seek to advance research and scholarship on Latina/o cultures.  

The Goals of the Latina/o Studies Program:

  • Provide education regarding the history, culture, and contemporary status of Latinas/os  by offering significant, quality courses on a consistent basis.
  • Serve educational need of the Latina/o American population in the state and region by supporting and sponsoring student events which promote and affirm a robust Latina/o identity.
  • Disseminate information about Latina/o experience by participating in local, state, and national forums for scholarly work.
  • Enhance student recruitment at the University of Wyoming by supporting and participating in activities (in schools and at the university) and mentorship focused on Latina/o student experiences and pathways to success.
  • Advance and support research and other scholarly activities by generating new knowledge and perspectives regarding the Latina/o experience.
  • Build partnership at the University of Wyoming and throughout the state by connecting with departments, colleges, local, and state wide organizations and communities.

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College of Arts and Sciences

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept 4297

Ross Hall 108

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4127

Fax: 307-766-2555

Email: ltst@uwyo.edu

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