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Master InterAmerican Studies / Estudios InterAmericanos

Concept of Studies

The M.A. in InterAmerican Studies / Estudios InterAmericanos is an interdisciplinary program of area studies that focuses on the Americas as well as the Caribbean. However, it is more than the sum of North American, Latin American, and Caribbean studies. Its primary emphasis lies in examining the exchange processes and interrelations between regions, societies, and cultures. Hence, it includes the academic disciplines of linguistics, literary studies, cultural studies, media studies, history, sociology, and political science. In short, the master's program makes the transnational dynamics and intercultural processes of the Americas and the Caribbean its field of research. 

Some of the program’s themes are related to Intercultural and Transcultural Studies, Entangled Histories, Border Studies, Migration Studies, Global Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Decolonial Studies, among others.  This master’s degree has a wide network of partner universities in North, Central, and South America plus the regular participation of visiting professors from several countries. It offers students a scholarship program for a semester abroad and an optional double degree program with mobility funding. It is part of the Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) of Bielefeld University.

Studying Abroad

Exchange programs

Rectoría General - Universidad de Guadalajara

Information on exchange and cooperation agreements with various universities in North America and Latin America here.

Double Degree Option

Biblioteca CUCSH - Universidad de Guadalajara

Information on Double Degree with the Maestría Literaturas Interamericanas at Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico here

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