The Rock Ethics Institute


Latina/o Studies

The Latina/o Studies Ethics Interest Group examines how recent scholarship in Latina/o studies provides an ethical foundation for understanding globalization and migration as they shape Latina/o identity and community formation. This group is used as a base to reach out to other Latina/o groups on campus and in the community.

We are building on work done in the last four years by the Latino Studies Initiative in the Department of English, which has established an interdisciplinary and cross-college alliance of professors and graduate students from Spanish, Comparative Literature, Geography, Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Women's Studies.

The group will generally meet twice a month and discuss topics such as the institutional form of Latina/o studies, especially at Penn State; the shifting relationship between Latina/o Studies and Latin American Studies; the diversification and geographic dispersal of the Latina/o population; the commodification of Latina/o cultural production; and global economic developments in Latina/o America and the U.S. that shape Latina/o employment and migration. We will be sponsoring future events that will be free and open to the general public.

Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students of the Pennsylvania State University as well as interested individuals from the State College and surrounding communities are welcome to join the group.

A list of reading citations is available for your reference.

Please also see: Latina/o, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies programs