Chicana/o studies has become an area of study that has been recognized both nationally and internationally. This academic field examines and investigates the lives, histories and cultures of Mexican-origin people living in the United States. Chair: Dr. Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson.
Modern Languages & Literature: Spanish
One of two majors offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at LMU. This major equips students with language proficiency in Spanish as it introduces them to the multicultural nature. It provides students with opportunities to comprehend, interpret and practice advanced linguistic skills in spanish through oral and written exercises. Chair: Dr. Jose Ignacio Badenes, S.J.
The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles
Undergraduate research is the driving force for the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles (CSLA). Here our students gain hands-on experience conducting and analyzing exit polls, surveys and demographic studies. The Center’s expertise in leadership studies, voting patterns and diversity research puts us at the forefront of understanding the complex, dynamic city of Los Angeles.
The Latino Staff Association of Loyola Marymount University
LSA is aligned with the University's mission and open to all members of the LMU community. We are committed to:
- Fostering a community where diversity can thrive, be empowered and celebrated.
- Enhancing professional opportunities, increasing awareness and active participation.
- Providing a supportive network and resource for Chicano/Latino employees.
Chair: Dr. Ernesto Colín
Latino Faculty Association of Loyola Marymount University
LFA was founded in May 1996. Any faculty member (tenured, tenure-track, visiting, and part time) of Loyola Marymount University is eligible to join the Association. It works to:
- Foster a critical, student-centered education focusing on issues of social justice in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions.
- Promote the interests of Latino faculty in an organized and collaborative manner.
- Improve communication between Latino faculty and students.
- Address academic and community issues which are of interest to Latinos.