The relations between the United States and the Américas—military, economic, and cultural—necessitate a combined study of fields that have traditionally been divided: Latin@ Studies and Latin American Studies. Courses at Hampshire venture across these areas of study, considering how, why, and with what restrictions people, policies, money, and culture cross borders both within and between the United States and Latin America. Student concentrations might be an investigation into economic and military relationships between the U.S. and Latin America; a study of the legacies of colonialism in the Américas; an examination of representations of Latin@s in U.S. popular culture; a focus on transnational connections in Latin@ communities; or an examination of diasporic cultural forms such as hip hop in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America.In the academic year 2008-09, the Hampshire certificate advisor is Michelle Bigenho.
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