Latin American Studies News

With a history that stretches back at least 14,000 years, Latin America is full of exciting culture and history waiting to be discovered by Temple students. Here, you’ll discover the stories of those students along with the alumni and faculty of our Latin American Studies program, and you can contact us if you have another story idea you’d like to see shared on our website. Latin American stretches from North American to Central America to the Caribbean to South America, with each region and country flowing with an embarrassment of cultural riches. Temple Latin American Studies professors develop their students into experts on this diverse region who can speak from a position of authority on its biggest issues.

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Professor Adam Joseph Shellhorse was recently awarded the Best Article in the Humanities – Antonio Candido Prize 2021 by the Latin American Studies Association Brazil Section. As the only best article prize in Brazilian Studies from an international and humanities context, the award recognizes the essay’s importance and impact regarding its contribution to the field. 

Prize Committee: 

- Victoria Saramago, University of Chicago 

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Alex Voisine, CLA ‘18, is Temple University’s first student or alumni to secure a Gates Cambridge Scholarship! A former Fulbright Scholarship recipient, Voisine was a Spanish and Global Studies major at the College of Liberal Arts.

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College of Liberal Arts Dean Richard Deeg addresses our students, alumni, faculty and staff on the crucial topics of diversity, race and anti-bias.

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Hiram Aldarondo, a College of Liberal Arts faculty member and administrator for the past 22 years, has been promoted to senior associate dean for academic affairs in the Office of the Dean.

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This year’s Latin American Studies trip took students to Quito, Ecuador for three weeks. They returned with a greater understanding of Spanish and great stories to tell.