About the Center

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We are located near the center of campus, and serve faculty and students through a variety of research and cultural programs. Our faculty associates come from various academic disciplines and include senior scholars with international reputations as well as junior colleagues with exciting research agendas. Our students enroll in departments in the humanities, social sciences, arts and the sciences and actively participate in Center programs.

We offer a minor in Latino and Latin American Studies, a graduate concentration in Latin American Studies, research grants for affiliated faculty and graduate students, undergraduate scholarships, a speaker series, cultural programming and outreach activities.

In 1999, we moved into a new building that is shared with the Latino Resource Center, which provides support services for Latino students. We host a computer lab, a smart classroom, library, study areas, administrative offices and an atrium suitable for art exhibits.

Contact Us

Center for Latino and Latin American Studies
Northern Illinois University
515 Garden Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1531
latinostudies@niu.edu