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View of a train with a lake and mountains in the background

A train drives through Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Photo by Yongjia Li ’21.


Institute for the Study of the Americas

The Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) builds on a long-standing and distinguished tradition of scholarly interest in the diverse regions that make up Latin America, including Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, as well as the Latin American and Caribbean diaspora. It sponsors a wide variety of activities for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and supports teaching, research and public outreach. ISA is part of the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, a collaboration between Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Featured Program

The Latino Migration Project is an education and research program dedicated to improving public understanding about the impact and implications of the expanding Latin American presence in North Carolina and the Southeastern United States.
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Departments, Centers and Programs

American Indian and Indigenous Studies
American Indian Center
Carolina Latinx Center
Carolina Population Center
Center for the Study of the American South
Department of American Studies
Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies
Global Food Research Program
Institute of African American Research
Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases
Institute for the Study of the Americas
LatinxEd
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History



Programs of Study

Curriculum in Global Studies

Major concentration in Latin America

Curriculum in Latin American Studies

Major in Latin American Studies

Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies

Major in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Major concentration in African American and Diaspora Studies
Minor in African American and Diaspora Studies

Department of American Studies

Major in American Studies
Major concentration in American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Major concentration in Folklore
Major concentration in Global American Studies
Major concentration in Southern Studies
Minor in American Studies
Minor in American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Minor in Folklore
Minor in Global American Studies
Minor in Southern Studies
M.A. in Folklore
Ph.D. in American Studies

Department of History

Major concentration in Latin American History
Major concentration in United States History
Ph.D. in Latin American History
Ph.D. in United States History

Department of Religious Studies

Ph.D. concentration in Religion in the Americas

Department of Romance Studies

Major in Hispanic Literature and Culture
Major in Hispanic Linguistics
Minor in Hispanic Studies
Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics
Ph.D. in Spanish
Minor in Spanish for the Professions
Minor in Translation and Interpreting

Institute for the Study of the Americas

Graduate certificate in Latin American Studies

UNC Latina/o Studies Program

Minor in Latina/o Studies


Library Collections

North Carolina Collection
Latin American Film Library
Research guide for African American Studies
Research guide for American Studies
Research guide for American Indian Studies
Research guide for Latin American Studies
Research guide for Latino/a Studies
Southern Folklife Collection
Southern Historical Collection
Stone Center Library for Black Culture and History


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