Welcome to the Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies
Amílcar Antonio Barreto
Professor & Chair, Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies; Professor & Interim Director, International Affairs; Professor, Political Science; Affiliated faculty member of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies; Affiliated faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Professor Amílcar Antonio Barreto specializes in nationalism & ethnic politics, citizenship and race. Most of his work has focused on Puerto Rico and Latinos in the United States. His most recent books are The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico …
Consequently, we approach culture not as defined and inert object of study but as an amazing set of tools for environmental adaptability, social innovation and resilience. As our machines come to occupy larger sectors of our vital space, culture and the public sphere must remain exclusively human domains. Entire fields and professions that we now claim will and should be turned over to our robots while we celebrate and continue to develop the ways of knowing and of being, old and new, that make us who we are in all our full potential for creativity and transcendence. Never before has there been a greater need for the study of culture and the need to ponder the question of what and why we should be so mindful of ourselves and our surroundings.
Thus, we offer you the guidance and furnish you with the technical means and targeted global experiences that will enable you to make the future of humanity a project for life-long learning and professional fulfillment. Other schools and programs train students to become experts in specific scholarly fields, professional disciplines and trades. We put the world in front of you with the promise and the challenge to lead the rest of us into a future of general well-being for one and all.
Amílcar Antonio Barreto, JD, PhD
Chair of The Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies