Welcome to Center for Latin American Studies

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) was named a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and received a Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Grant (2010-2014). CLAS hosts an outstanding faculty with particular expertise regionally in Mexico, Brazil and Central America. Thematic strengths include Environmental Studies, Border Studies, Power & Inequality, and History & Culture. The Center offers an undergraduate major and minor; a Masters Degree, with dual degree programs in Journalism, Law, Public Health and Public Administration; as well as a PhD minor option. The Center for Latin American Studies coordinates a broad range cultural events, faculty & student research, outreach and teaching.

Center News

Associate Professor Marcela Vásquez-León was interviewed on “Arizona Week” on PBS channel 6 on Friday, September 25 at 8:30 p.m. The program explores the impact of the war on drugs on Latin America. Also interviewed was Jay Sagar, an Assistant Federal Public Defender, he is our first dual LAS/Law... read more
To celebrate the grand opening of the Centro de Estudios Mexicanos en Tucson (CEM-T) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), UA Global Initiatives is hosting a series of events (see program below). "The main objectives of the CEM-T of UNAM are to strengthen academic collaboration... read more
New Report about Migrant Abuse and Family Separation
Fall 2015 Border Series: LAS ANTH Classes in Tucson and Nogales
Dear Students:   This coming fall in LAS/JOUR/ANTHRO we are teaching two classes, for 6 credits, that take place in Nogales, SON, Mexico. (Wed. Nogales classes convene on Arizona side and make day... read more