July 13, 2012
Dean David Powers appointed Professor Robert Andolina to direct the Latin American Studies program. The program offers a minor degree.
The Latin American Studies minor provides an in-depth understanding of the culture, economics, environment, history, literature, and politics of Latin America as well as the opportunity to study the experiences of Latinas and Latinos living in the United States. The program draws on several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, including Environmental Studies, History, International Studies, Modern Languages, Political Science, Theology and Religious Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work. Andolina received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and joined the faculty in 2005. His research and scholarship focus on Latin America, international development, and politics of social movements, ethnicity, race, and gender. He is the author of Indigenous Development in the Andes: Culture, Power, and Transnationalism (with Nina Laurie and Sarah Radcliffe, 2009) and the forthcoming “The Values of Water: Indigenous Cultures and Development Cultures in Highland Ecuador,” in Latin American Research Review.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate an 7 advanced degrees.
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