WPI’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies program brings together a scholarly community from across the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM fields to engage with critical issues that affect the region and its relations with other parts of the world. Our students and faculty engage in research, activism, and teaching and learning focused primarily in three areas that build from WPI’s strengths as a global institution and shape WPI’s interactions with the region and its people:

  • Environment, sustainability, ecocriticism, and climate adaptation
  • Migration, mobilities, diaspora, and transregional communities
  • Intercultural understanding, language and literary analysis, ethnicity and race, and social activism

Latin American and Caribbean Studies take place in and out of the classroom at WPI. Students, faculty, and staff work together through:

  • Courses in Environmental Studies, History, International and Global Studies, Spanish, and more
  • Field work at project centers located in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Puerto Rico—and through collaboration with Worcester’s Latinx community
  • Events, student groups, and on-campus activities that bring together our campus community and facilitate our engagement with scholars and practitioners from the region and at other institutions of higher education.

Contact program directors John Galante and Aarti Madan to learn more.