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

The public is invited to join BorderLinks and Antigone Books at the Southside Presbyterian Church (317 W. 23rd St., Tucson, AZ) for a conversation led by Dr. Charles D. Thompson, Jr., author of the critically acclaimed and provocative new book just released from the University of Texas Press—BORDER... read more
  A memorial Mass for former Arizona Gov. Raúl H. Castro, who died April 10 in San Diego, is set for Tucson and Nogales on May 15.  Memorial masses will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 272 N Rodriguez St., Nogales, AZ, at 9 a.m., May 15, and at St. Augustine’s Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave... read more
Anna Ochoa O'Leary has been named the new department head of the University of Arizona's Department of Mexican American Studies. O'Leary, an associate professor in the department, steps up after Richard Ruiz's passing.
Sunday, June 7, 6 p.m.—BORDER ODYSSEY: Travels Along the US-Mexico Divide
The public is invited to join BorderLinks and Antigone Books at the Southside Presbyterian Church (317 W. 23rd St., Tucson, AZ) for a conversation led by Dr. Charles D. Thompson, Jr., author of the... 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 12 credits, that take place in Tucson, AZ, USA and in Nogales, SON, Mexico. (Wed. Nogales classes convene on... read more
The Guatemalan Dream Returns
  Please join the University of Arizona and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health as we proudly present http://desgua.org/">DESGUA (Sustainable Development for... read more
Study Abroad Opportunities in Guatemala
From Dr. Elizabeth Oglesby    Dear students: we still have a few more spots for the Fall 2015 semester in Guatemala. This is an absolutely amazing program and also counts for the LAS immersion... read more