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

 "Contemporary History of Grupo Mexico/ASARCO Miners in the U.S./Mexico Border Region" Ericka Wills to discuss gender, labor and mining in Sonora, Mexico.  Friday Sept. 4th, 12noon, Student Union Mesquite room. Ericka Wills is a Union Labor Educator and an Adjunct Professor of Labor... read more
Cafe y Pan Dulce: Friday, August 21 from 9-10:30am in the LAS Conference room, Harvill 335D. & BBQ Potluck: Friday, August 28 from 6-9pm at Reid Park, Ramada 15 (between the dog park and Rose Garden, near main park entrance off  Country Club, see attached map).   LAS will provide the venue, ... read more
** Undergraduate advising for Latin American Studies is being handled by Debbie Marlow **
** Undergraduate advising for Latin American Studies is being handled by Debbie Marlow, SBS Academic Advisor, Sr. ** Debbie Marlow... read more
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