Patricia Montilla Keeling, CAS/MA '17
I had the chance to study a very historic moment between EEUU [USA] and Cuba.
Patricia received the Jack Child Graduate Award for Summer Research to travel to Havana, Cuba, where she studied the transformation of social and economic relations in Cuba due to the normalization of USA/Cuban diplomatic relations. She researched paladares—small, privately owned restaurants usually set up in homes—as protocapitalist structures in Cuban society.
Look inside the Spanish: Latin American Studies Master's Program. Faculty, alumni, and students discuss what sets the program apart.
You can complete the graduate translation certificate regardless of the track of study you choose.
Yes, the writing sample should be in Spanish, but the statement of purpose should be in English.
No, but students must possess the linguistic proficiency necessary to succeed in courses conducted entirely in Spanish.
Although the majority of the coursework is in Spanish (a minimum of 7 courses), students are allowed to take up to 4 courses in English.
A limited number of financial awards are available, and students are automatically considered for these awards upon application. Students are considered for teaching assistantships in their second year, after completion of training and the seminar in teaching methodologies. We also provide funding to students conducting research abroad during the summer for their qualifying papers.