Overview

The major in Global Latinx studies offers students an interdisciplinary analysis of the Latinx experience from past to present. Located in the department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the program includes modern languages and spans the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences.

Fast Facts
  • Trinity maintains exchange programs with 5 foreign universities
  • Faculty well versed in Latinx culture
  • Wide range of opportunities internships at local firms, institutions and NGOs that relate to the Latinx experience
  • San Antonio’s rich culture a perfect backdrop for Global Latinx Studies majors
Students take part in a class on cathedral steps in Monterrey, Mexico

 


What You'll Study

Immerse in the culture, in and outside of the classroom

Faculty

Speaking our language

Trinity’s large contingent of Spanish-speaking faculty guarantees a learning environment rich in U.S. Latinx literature and culture.

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Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Program Director
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Dania Abreu-Torres
Dania E. Abreu-Torres, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Carlos X. Ardavin-Trabanco, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Alan Astro, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
E. Cabral Balreira
E. Cabral Balreira, Ph.D.
Professor, Mathematics
Rosana Blanco-Cano
Rosana Blanco-Cano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Norma Elia Cantu, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Emilio De Antuñano , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, History
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Rocio Delgado, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Education
Ruben R Dupertuis
Ruben R. Dupertuis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Religion
Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes
Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Business Administration
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Julio Roberto Hasfura-Buenaga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Headshot of Robert Huesca
Robert Huesca, Ph.D.
Carlos Augustus de Lozano Chair of Journalism, Communication
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Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos, Ph.D.
Professor, Education
Michele Johnson
Michele Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology
Kelly Lyons
Kelly Lyons, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Pablo A. Martinez
Pablo A. Martinez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Jennifer P. Mathews
Jennifer P. Mathews, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Alfred Montoya
Alfred Montoya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Katsuo A. Nishikawa
Katsuo A. Nishikawa, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for International Engagement, Political Science
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Kathryn O'Rourke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art and Art History
Debra Ochoa
Debra Ochoa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Bladimir Ruiz
Bladimir Ruiz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Richard Salvucci, Ph.D.
Professor, Economics
Ricardo Manuel Santos
Ricardo Manuel Santos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Economics
Michael Soto
Michael Soto, Ph.D.
Professor, English
David Spener
David Spener, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Eugenio Dante Suarez
Eugenio Dante Suarez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Finance and Decision Sciences
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Curtis Swope, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Angela Tarango
Angela Tarango, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Religion
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Michael Ward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

Student Opportunities

Build lasting bridges through service, experience, research and advocacy
Research Opportunities

Seniors in the program develop portfolios that tie together the interdisciplinary links between at least three different courses. This project...

Service-Learning

The program fosters close ties between the University and the Latinx community in San Antonio and beyond through internships, service-learning, and...

Student Awards and Recognition

Outstanding Graduating Award

The program recognizes one outstanding graduating senior from the Global Latinx Studies major.

Study Abroad

Majors are strongly encouraged to participate in the numerous study abroad programs offered by the Center for International Engagement.


When You Graduate

Intercultural, multilingual leaders

Majors leave Trinity ready to pursue a wide range of graduate, service, policy, and professional opportunities. These Tigers are valued for their leadership, intercultural capacity, and linguistic fluency.

Careers:

Global Latinx studies majors excel in professions that require a deep understanding of the culture, language, history and other aspects of the Latinx communities.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • American / Ethnic Studies
  • Education
  • Health Care Administration
  • Law School
  • Literature and Culture
  • MBA
  • Public Policy
  • Women and Gender Studies

Career Areas:

  • Activism
  • Architecture
  • Community Organizing
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Elected Office
  • Health Educators
  • Journalism
  • Library management
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Public and Business Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Teacher/ Professor

     


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