• Arroyo Martine

    Students and faculty pose with Professor Jossianna Arroyo-Martíne after her lecture "Writing Secrecy in Caribbean Freemasonry."

  • LAS Faculty

    Latin American Studies faculty with Dr. Roberto Márquez, Mount Holyoke College, after his talk on "Culture and Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean."

  • Spanish/Latin American Studies senior Brooke Elmi '12 presenting her senior capstone in Latin American Studies.

    Spanish/Latin American Studies senior Brooke Elmi '12 presenting her senior capstone in Latin American Studies.

  • Dr. Alvaro Kaempfer with students

    Dr. Alvaro Kaempfer, Director of the Latin American Studies Program, with senior Brooke Elmi '12 and junior Bridget Footit '13 at the departmental receptions in 2012.

  • Departmental receptions

    Spanish/Latin American Studies faculty and students at the departmental reception in Spring 2012. Pictured: Professor Verónica Calvillo, Brooke Elmi '12, Professor Alvaro Kaempfer, Professor Radost Rangelova, Bridget Footit '13.

  • Bridget Footit

    Spanish/Latin American Studies senior Bridget Footit presenting her senior capstone in 2013.

  • Julia Hammond

    Spanish/Latin American Studies senior Julia Hammond presenting her senior capstone in 2013.

  • panel discussion

    Spanish/Latin American Studies seniors Elizabeth Mueller, Bridget Footit, Mike Molinaro and Julia Hammond, during a panel discussion of their senior research projects.

  • Departmental reception

    LAS faculty and students at the departmental receptions in Spring 2013. Pictured: Professor Verónica Calvillo, Bridget Footit '13, Julia Hammond '13, Elizabeth Mueller '13, Professor Radost Rangelova, Professor Alicia Rolón, Professor Paula Olinger.

  • Departmental reception

    Bridget Footit '13 and Professor Radost Rangelova at the departmental receptions in Spring 2013.

  • Departmental reception

    Spanish/LAS seniors Julia Hammond, Mike Molinaro, Elizabeth Mueller and Bridget Footit at the departmental receptions in Spring 2013.

  • Departmental reception

    Latin American Studies faculty and students at a lecture by Dr. Mark Padilla (FIU), titled "Tourism and the Political Economy of Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic." Fall 2013.

Latin American Studies Programs

Latin American Studies offers a minor in Latin American Studies and a  combined major in Spanish and Latin American Studies

Students taking the combined major spend at least one semester studying abroad, and LAS minors are also encouraged to take advantage of Gettysburg College's Study Abroad opportunities.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Upcoming Events

March 3, 2014, 6:30pm in McCreary Hall Room 115, Bowen Auditorium

Jossianna Arroyo-Martínez, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas-Austin

"Writing Secrecy in Caribbean Freemasonry"


March 24, 2014
, 6:30pm in McCreary Hall Room 115, Bowen Auditorium

Michael Lee, Associate Professor of Theology, Fordham University

"Canonizing Liberation Theology? Oscar Romero, the Politics of Sainthood, and the Future of Roman Catholicism in Latin America"

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Student Profile

Elena Perez-Zetune '14 discusses her LAS/Spanish combined major and her experiences with the faculty.


Faculty Profile