Latin American Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University is an interdisciplinary program that strives to understand the cultures and societies of Latin America.


Our concentrations include coursework in anthropology, economics, history, language, literature, music, political science, religion and sociology, and hope to provide students with ways to examine issues of class conflict, ethnicity, gender, religion and cultural expression in Latin America.



As a requirement for the major, students spend at least one semester abroad in a program with a Latin American Studies component.


Requirements for the major or minor sequence in Latin American Studies.

Team Members:

Scott Sheridan

Director of International Studies (309) 556-3238

Daynalí Flores-Rodríguez, Team Leader

Hispanic Studies (309) 556-3125
Joanne Diaz English (309) 556-3246
Carmela Ferradans Hispanic Studies (309) 556-3155
Christina Isabelli Hispanic Studies (309) 556-3174
Arturo Garcia-Osorio Hispanic Studies (309) 556-3470
Given Harper Biology (309) 556-3056
Edgar Lehr Biology (309) 556-3399
Diego Mendez-Carbajo Economics (309) 556-3826
Carole Myscofski Religion (309) 556-3177
Carolyn Nadeau Hispanic Studies (309) 556-3332
Kathleen O'Gorman English (309) 556-3242
Mauricio Parra Hispanic Studies (309) 556-3081
Cecilia Sanchez Hispanic Studies (309) 556-3830
Chuck Springwood Anthropology (309) 556-3180
Kevin Strandberg Art (309) 556-3139
Cesar Valverde Hispanic Studies (309) 556-3763
Michael Weis History (309) 556-3049