Latino/a Popular Culture


Examines connections between US Latina/o and Latin American populations mediated by contemporary popular culture and the world of the commodity. Explores sociocultural and political issues in US national culture, the ways US Latina/o cultures dialogue across the Americas, and how Latina, Latino, LatinX, and Latin American bodies inhabit particular cultural and geographic contexts. Addresses how popular cultural forms are developed, contested, or resolved vis-à-vis issues of difference, multicultural inclusiveness, domestic history, narratives of exile and migration. Materials covered include films, documentaries, television shows, art, advertising, comic strips, food fusions, music.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • LSGS 365S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring