Latinx Literatures, Cultures & Languages


Latinx Literatures, Cultures, & Languages is an interdisciplinary specialization within the Spanish and Portuguese Department with an Americas-based, hemispheric purview. Courses consider the shaping of Mexican-American/Chicano, Brazuca, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, Caribbean, and Central/South American communities within the United States as informed by histories, languages, and cultures of the Américas.

We offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that provide students with variety of interdisciplinary approaches that traverse historical, economic, social and cultural processes and forces that shape and transform Latinos in the U.S. LLCL scholarship engages languages, literatures, and expressive cultures as well as histories of transnational migration as informed by socio-cultural, national, and political concerns of our interconnected Américas. Our specialization offers undergraduates a track within the Spanish and Portuguese major that builds on courses offered by faculty in the department as well as by affiliated faculty in departments such as Political Science, Education, History, Law, Food & Nutrition, Architecture, Psychology, Women’s, Gender, Comparative Studies, and Sexuality Studies, among others.

The LLCL specialization in Spanish & Portuguese prepares students for careers in education, media, law, social services, health care, public policy, psychology, translation, urban planning, and higher education. LLCL also encourages community service through our outreach programs.  

The Ohio State University also offers an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Minor and a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization (GIS) in Latinx Studies.


LLCL core faculty include: 

LLCL affiliate faculty include:

Sol-Con, Co-founders Frederick Aldama, John Jennings and Ricardo Padilla