Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

College of Letters & Science


Refugio de la Soledad ® Steve R. Pereira

Welcome to the Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison!  Our mission is to promote the systematic and interdisciplinary study of the Latino population of the United States.  We strive to empower our students with the knowledge and skills to better understand Latino communities and equip them for careers in our increasingly multi-cultural and multi-racial society.  Through its curriculum, student services and community outreach, the program provides an opportunity for an exchange of ideas where faculty, students and our stakeholders can partake in a dynamic intellectual environment. 


It is an exciting time to be a part of Chican@/Latin@ Studies.  The recent surge in immigration brings an enhanced relevance to the study of Latino communities and the implications that changes in the country’s demographic makeup have for the country as a whole.  The Chican@/Latin@ Studies faculty is committed to bringing a greater understanding of our changing society via courses in the social sciences and humanities and service learning projects.


We invite you to join us in this exciting and evolving project. 

Ben Marquez, Director


Please read the Summer 2014 Graduation Edition of Regeneración, the Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program newsletter.


Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program Fall 2014 Open House