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Latin American, Iberian & Latinx Studies

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Latin American, Iberian, and Latinx Studies examine the cultural, political, and written traditions and movements of the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa which have in common the Spanish language and the legacy of Spanish imperial expansion. Research in the department spans from the early modern and colonial periods to modernisms, postmodernism, and present day trends, including focuses on book history, embodiment, environmental ethics, human rights, memory, migration, print, digital, and visual culture.

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