Williams College is located in Massachusetts’ Berkshire County, which is currently second only to Suffolk County (Boston) in terms of the size of its immigrant population. Given that many recent Massachusetts immigrants are of Latin American origin, a growing number of local and state organizations have formed in response to their unique needs. The local organizations and media outlets listed below represent a small sampling of these organizations.
Many scholarship opportunities are available for students through Williams as well as through outside foundations. A few such options are listed below. For a more complete listing of funding opportunities, we recommend that students contact the Williams College Office of Special Academic Programs.
Students are welcome to contact any Latina/o faculty member with their advising concerns. However, certain faculty members are uniquely prepared to address your initial questions regarding the following issues:
Given its interdisciplinary character, a graduate degree in Latina/o Studies may be pursued within a variety of more traditional disciplines, such as English, History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish, and Art History, among others. Latina/o Studies graduate degrees can also be earned under the auspices of American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Public Health, Women’s and Gender Studies, Media Studies, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, Performance Studies and Public Policy programs or departments. However, a growing number of U.S. research institutions have established graduate programs or departments that specialize in Latina/o and/or Chicana/o Studies: