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Hispanic Heritage Month

In Focus

Hispanic Heritage Month

This month we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Harvard’s Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central and South American communities.

This photo of a wedding reception by Cuban-born photographer Anthony Mendoza was chosen as part of Professor María Luisa Parra-Velasco’s course "Spanish for Latino Students II" which explored works by Latinx and Latin American artists at the Harvard Art Museums.

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Our community

Building the future

Cheering on the present

Explore what Hispanic Heritage Month means to our student athletes
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Celebrating the past

Explore with us

Students and faculty throughout Harvard’s global community are working to increase knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environments, and contemporary affairs in the Americas.

Mayra Rivera

Faculty Voices

Hispanic Heritage Month

Faculty Voices talked with Mayra Rivera, professor of religion and Latinx studies, about what it means to be Latinx with shared cultures and history of a colonial past.


A headshot of Gabriela Soto Laveaga outdoors

HMSC Connects!

Forgotten histories of many Mexicos

Host Jennifer Berglund interviews Gabriela Soto Laveaga, professor of the history of science, who researches Latin American history, science, and technology.


Progress and support

Map of some major Indigenous communities in Latin America.
  • Culture

Reclaiming Indigenous languages and oral traditions

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  • Economy

Examining the middle class in Latin America

Houses and tents on a hill
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  • Infrastructure

Improving Latin America's public transportation

Buses lined up outside a building
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  • Equity

Empowering Indigenous voices through scholarship

A group of people at a conference
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  • Inclusion

Increasing representation on Broadway

Four young men walking on a street
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  • History

Examining the past through monuments

Statues of people standing underwater
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