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

Special Event: Music + Festival 2014 the College of Fine Arts - School of Music Seventh Annual Composers Festival, Saturday 18, Opening Symposium 1:00 p.m. - Room 146 - Free admission, Concert I: Faculty & Students 4:00 p.m. - Holsclaw Hall – ($10, 7, 5), Concert II: Ensembles (Arizona Symphony... read more
10/18-19 Special Event: Arizona Opera brings the world’s first mariachi opera to the stage, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (Music & Lyrics by José “Pepe” Martínez & Leonard Foglia Book by Leonard Foglia) This opera features the legendary Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, When: Saturday, October... read more
Special Event: Music + Festival 2014 the College of Fine Arts - School of Music Seventh Annual Composers Festival
Special Event: Music + Festival 2014 the College of Fine Arts - School of Music Seventh Annual Composers Festival, Saturday 18, Opening Symposium 1:00 p.m. - Room 146 - Free admission, Concert I:... read more
10/18-19 Special Event: Arizona Opera brings the world’s first mariachi opera to the stage, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna
10/18-19 Special Event: Arizona Opera brings the world’s first mariachi opera to the stage, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (Music & Lyrics by José “Pepe” Martínez & Leonard Foglia Book by Leonard... read more
11/07 LAS Special Event: "21st Century Jungles: Representing Workplace Abuses Against Migrant Women" a play directed by Jennifer Cooley
11/07 LAS Special Event: "21st Century Jungles: Representing Workplace Abuses Against Migrant Women" a play directed by Jennifer Cooley associate Professor at University of Northern Iowa (UNI) &... read more
The Center for Latin American Studies Presents, the 10th Annual Tinker Symposium For Graduate Field Research in Latin America
11/06 LAS Special Event: The Center for Latin American Studies Presents, the 10th Annual Tinker Symposium For Graduate Field Research in Latin America, When: 8:30 am to 7 pm, November 6th, 2014 Where... read more
LAS Film Series: Screens Blood Rising Daughters of Mexico, and panel discussion with Director Mark Mc Loughlin & activist Marisela Ortiz Rivera
10/09 LAS Film Series: Screens Blood Rising Daughters of Mexico, and panel discussion with Director Mark Mc Loughlin & activist Marisela Ortiz Rivera, When: Thursday, October 9th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm... read more