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CATEGORIES: Student Awards

Spring 2022 Excellence In Latino/a Studies Award Recipient: Natalie Rivera

  USLS Spring 2022 Senior Award: Excellence in Latino/a Studies Recipient: Natalie Rivera Major: Psychology Minors: USLS and Criminal Justice  What’s Next: Natalie will be attending graduate school in the fall and pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice, with an emphasis on corrections and the Latino/a population.  Impact on the USLS program: Natalie received … Continue reading Spring 2022 Excellence In Latino/a Studies Award Recipient: Natalie Rivera

Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History Month✨ It is an honor to celebrate the amazing women who are a part of the USLS program! Here are the women who are highlighted: Dr. Lucia Suarez- Director and associate professor of the USLS program. Dr. Shannon Harper- Core faculty and assistant professor. Flor Romero-Slowing- USLS advisor Dr. Kimberly Greder- Affiliate … Continue reading Women’s History Month

CATEGORIES: Featured Faculty

Meet The USLS Director

~ Meet our staff! ~ USLS Professor – Dr. Lucia Suarez  — Job Title: Associate Professor of Spanish and Latinx Studies and Director of the US Latino/a Studies   Hometown: West New York, New Jersey  Favorite food: Paella and sushi  USLS course: USLS 211 (Intro to USLS), Latinx Memoirs, and Iowa Latinx Oral Histories.  Why … Continue reading Meet The USLS Director

CATEGORIES: Past Ambassadors

USLS Ambassador

My name is Karina, and I’m a junior majoring in psychology with a criminal justice minor! My favorite thing about the USLS program is how welcoming and supportive the faculty and staff are!  Being Latina is a major part of my life and identity. I love my culture and enjoy sharing it with others. I’ve … Continue reading USLS Ambassador

CATEGORIES: Featured Students

USLS Ambassador

Hi all, I’m Natalie Rivera, and I’m one of the USLS Ambassadors. My pronouns are She/Her/Ella. I’m a senior at ISU majoring in psychology with two minors in US Latino/a Studies and Criminal Justice. I love the USLS program because I have the opportunity to learn and immerse myself in Mexican American studies. I also … Continue reading USLS Ambassador


  Make sure to join USLS at Pearson 3158 from 12-1 pm for a Lunch&Learn. The Lunch&Learn will consist of a panel of individuals within the USLS community discussing the topics of domestic violence, Latinx women, and social justice. Chips and quesadillas will be provided! Hope to see you all there! Lunch&Learn Photo:   Check … Continue reading USLS Event- WLC WEEK

Director’s Letter Fall 2023

Fall 2023 Dear USLS students, faculty, staff, friends, and community members, Welcome to the new academic year at Iowa State University! At USLS, we have new Professors, and some fabulous Hispanic/Latina/o/x Events to introduce. We welcome Dr. Luana Lamberti, a sociolinguist and a creolist. Her research focuses on documenting and analyzing contact-induced features from Portuguese … Continue reading Director’s Letter Fall 2023