Latin American Studies

From Mexico to Argentina to islands in the Caribbean, Latin America is bursting with culture. This dynamic, diverse region is home to 33 countries and a population of about 600 million; you’ll hear Spanish and Portuguese and meet people with a range of backgrounds. Wheaton’s Latin American studies minor will deepen your understanding of these histories and cultures, the relations between these countries, and their influence around the world. The Latin American studies minor is an excellent companion to majors like Hispanic studies, Spanish, and international relations.

For more information contact Francisco Fernandez de Alba, coordinator.



Matthew Allen

Professor of Music

John Bezis-Selfa

Associate Professor of History; Chair of the History Department

Francisco Fernández de Alba

Professor of Hispanic Studies

Gerard Huiskamp

Professor of Political Science

Domingo Ledezma

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Hector Medina

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Montserrat Pérez-Toribio

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies; Coordinator of the Hispanic Studies Program; Co-director of Mellon Study Away Program in Miami

Julie Searles

Instructor of Music, Director of World Dance

Mary Beth Tierney-Tello

Professor of Hispanic Studies

M. Gabriela Torres

Professor and Chair of Anthropology; Co-Coordinator, Public Health Program

A. Javier Trevino

Professor of Sociology