09-11 Prospective Student Open House

Are you considering becoming part of the Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures at the Graduate Center, CUNY? Join our faculty and current students for a prospective student open house.


The Graduate Center, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York (CUNY). Offering more than thirty doctoral degrees and fostering research in a wide variety of centers and institutes, the GC combines rigorous academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences with globally significant research, much of which focuses on progressive policy issues. Through its extensive public programs including lectures, conferences, performances, exhibitions, and conversations, the Graduate Center also contributes to the intellectual and cultural life of New York City.


The Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian & Latino Cultures (LAILAC) is known for its broad and rigorous curriculum as well as for offering an open and thriving intellectual community that prepares students to face their professional future with superior qualifications (recent alumni hold positions at institutions such as Carlton, Chicago, DePaul, Houston, California State, North Florida, Purdue, Maryland and Williams). The doctoral faculty includes four members fully devoted to the program (professors Fernando Degiovanni and José del Valle, and distinguished professors Lía Schwartz and Paul Julian Smith) and twenty outstanding scholars drawn from the CUNY colleges who regularly teach doctoral seminars and direct dissertations. LAILAC is a major contributor to the institutional mission. The faculty specialize in a vast range of geographical areas, historical periods, and theoretical approaches to Iberian and Latin American cultural, linguistic, and literary studies, covering fields such as the politics of literary and cultural production, visual culture in Spain and Latin America, the sociolinguistics and politics of Spanish, and critical edition of texts. While pursuing the Ph.D., many students also complete one of several available interdisciplinary certificate programs in areas such as Film Studies, Renaissance Studies, and Women’s Studies.


Executive Officer (Chair):
Dr. Fernando Degiovanni

Deputy EO (Associate Chair):
Dr. Magdalena Perkowska

Assistant Program Officer:
Ms. Lina García


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Immediately following the Open House, stay with us for “Desafíos escénicos desde los márgenes” with Prof. Rodríguez-Solás, part of our Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series. For info: facebook.com/events/2318179328254384

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