Latin American & Caribbean Studies Minor

Explore the vibrancy of the peoples and cultures of the Americas.

The interdisciplinary Latin American and Caribbean studies minor combines courses from the arts & humanities, social sciences, and the physical and life sciences.


Where a minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies can take you.

Hartwick students graduate ready for success. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor, combined with a major in a complementary discipline, prepares students to make a difference in our increasingly interdependent world.

A closer look.

The minor addresses the history of colonialism and conquest, the conflict and cooperation defining U.S.-Latin American relations, the cultural experience and contributions of the region, current politics, strategies for economic development, as well as ecological and environmental issues.

Beyond the basic.

Like all Hartwick students, Latin American and Caribbean studies minors learn by doing. They study in small classes with expert faculty and travel the world as they prepare for meaningful careers as conscientious participants in an increasingly globalized and diverse society.

Putting Latin American and Caribbean studies to work.

Latin American and Caribbean studies minors are employed in a wide variety of interesting fields, including diplomacy and translation; human rights and NGOs; development and environmental consulting. Many go on to study at the most prestigious graduate and professional schools in programs such as anthropology, history, law, public health, and Spanish.

Meet the Latin American and Caribbean studies faculty.

Our distinguished faculty are dedicated to giving tomorrow’s scientific professionals the tools to make an impact the moment they graduate.

Jason Antrosio
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Areas of expertise:
Economic development, artisan and peasant economies, globalization, Latin America
Virginia Arreola
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of expertise:
U.S. Latino/a Literature, Hispanophone Caribbean and Haitian Literature, Diaspora Studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Race Theory, Identity and National belonging.
Mieko Nishida
Professor of History and Department Chair of History
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Areas of expertise:
Latin America, Brazil, social history
Katherine O'Donnell
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of expertise:
Mayan Women’s Struggle for Social, Political, and Economic Justice and Democracy in Chiapas, Mexico; Gender and Rural Poverty; Human Rights; Reproductive Freedom; U.S. Women’s Movement; Community-Based Research and Teaching; Community Service Learning; North-South Solidarity; Farm Workers’ Rights; Socio-Linguistics; Participatory Action Research; Critical Ethnography.
Karina Walker
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D. Candidate, State University of New York at Albany
Areas of expertise:
Golden Age, Twentieth, and Twenty-first-century Peninsular Literature. Baroque and Neo-Baroque aesthetic in contemporary Spanish narrative, film, culture and politics. Nationalism, collective identities, and gender studies. Translation and interpretation theory and practice.
Mark Wolff
Associate Professor of French and Modern Languages Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Areas of expertise:
French language and culture (with an emphasis on nineteenth-century literature and canon formation) and digital humanities.
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