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Get a global perspective on Latino culture.
The Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies provides students with the critical skills to navigate a diverse and globally interdependent world through the study of Latinx arts, culture, history, literature, economy, and society.
With the department’s foundational roots in student-activism, and a long-standing partnership with Brooklyn College’s Department of Childhood, Bilingual, and Special Education and the college’s many interdisciplinary departments and programs, you will gain the knowledge to position yourself for graduate study to careers in the public to private sector.
West Side Story (WSS): The Brooklyn Connection
Students and Alumni
Student Creative Works
PRLS Department Major/Minors Informational Pamphlet (pdf)
PRLS Programs in Education Pamphlet (pdf)
Proclamation, Office of the President, Borough of Brooklyn
May 26, 2021
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
Proclamation, The Assembly—State of New York
Making the Impossible Possible: The Story of Puerto Rican Studies in Brooklyn College
Department Chair: Alan A. Aja
Deputy Chair: María Pérez y González
1205 Boylan Hall