The Latin American, Caribbean, & Latinx Studies program at Skidmore College, in conjunction with other programs on campus and many academic institutions across the nation, reaffirms its commitment to the fundamental principles of social justice and to the fostering of an environment of tolerance, understanding, and opportunity. Given the current political climate and the real threat to the safety and well-being of immigrants and their families, we are pleased that President Philip A. Glotzbach has signed the statement in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Please see the petition here https://www.pomona.edu/support-daca.
Latin American, Caribbean, & Latinx Studies Minor
Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (LACLS) is an interdisciplinary program that brings together the expertise of Skidmore’s faculty in the fields of Anthropology, Art History, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Theater, and World Languages and Literatures, among others. Our faculty also work closely with other interdisciplinary programs on campus, like Gender Studies and Black Studies. The program’s broad scope provides our students with a well-rounded knowledge of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx communities and their geographies, histories, and cultures. Our minors learn to develop questions and think critically about the issues that such communities face from an interdisciplinary perspective. The mission of the LACLS program is to provide our students with an understanding of the diversity and influence of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx communities and prepare them to participate in civic and professional life as informed citizens at home and abroad.