The ILS is proud to support the work of graduate students at Notre Dame. We do this through facilitating dialogue among graduate students and offering networking opportunities with academics and other professionals, in addition to providing funding opportunities. 

One of our marquee initiatives is the Graduate Working Group, which periodically convenes graduate students at Notre Dame working in Latino Studies to discuss their work.

In addition, the ILS holds the annual Young Scholars Symposium. Up-and-coming scholars from across the country working on a dissertation, a book, or another research project related to Latinas and Latinos in the United States are invited to participate in a variety of sessions and activities on Notre Dame's campus. 

And through our Letras Latinas program, graduate students may become instrumental in welcoming or interviewing guest speakers throughout the year. 

ILS is also proud to offer the Joseph Gaia Distinguished Fellowships in Latino Studies in partnership with The Graduate School. We also offer conference funding on a case-by-case basis.

In 2024, ILS co-sponsored STEM workshops in Chicago for middle school students as well as for local 8th-12th grade students put on by Notre Dame's Latinx Graduate Association.

Meet our current graduate students