Jessica Burke's research and teaching interests include Latin American literature and culture with a special emphasis on Mexico.
Latin American Studies
You will explore the Latin American mosaic in all its dimensions through Hispanic studies, history, government, sociology, women's studies and anthropology. If you want an immersion in a Latin American culture, the faculty will help you find a program abroad.
About the Minor
We may tend to think of Latin America, with its rich tapestry of cultures so deeply interwoven with our own, as the "other" America. The Latin American Studies program at Hamilton challenges such mental borders by allowing students to see this emerging, energetic and often contradictory region through new eyes.
The Latin American studies faculty was excellent. All of my professors were friendly and accessible, and several turned into real mentors and role models while I was at Hamilton and beyond. In all of my classes, open discussion was not only encouraged, but required, and I often found myself giving presentations, or sometimes even teaching class. In my own professional/teaching life, I strive to be like the professors I was lucky enough to work with at Hamilton.
Gregory Jabaut ’05 — Latin American studies alumnus
Hispanic studies focuses broadly on Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Latino and Latina literature and culture, while Latin American studies offers a narrower and more intense exploration of the history, culture and politics of Latin America itself — the more than 40 nations and independent states that stretch from Mexico and Caribbean in the north to Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of the Americas.
Careers After Hamilton
- Audit Programs Manager, Elysian Energy
- Senior VP of Strategic Marketing, Bank of America
- Research Associate, George Washington University
- Vice President, Global Recruitment, Protis Executive Innovation
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