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 Tinker Foundation supports travel costs for master’s and pre-dissertation fieldwork in Spanish/Portuguese-speaking Latin American or Caribbean countries during Summer 2015 (May - August). Applicants must comply with UA Human Subjects requirements. For more info: 2015 Tinker Application  
CLIMAS Colloquium SeriesSouthwest Climate Gap: Poverty and Environmental Justice in the U.S. SouthwestFriday, February 6 - 10:30-12:00 p.m.Marshall 531 LAS/GEOG Professor Dr. Margaret Wilder will be speaking about the relationship between poverty and climate vulnerability this Friday, February 6 -... read more
Study Abroad Opportunities in Guatemala & Cuba
Guatemala: Programa Internacional de Educación y Acción Social (IDEAS) The Center for Latin American Studies at the... read more
Call for Papers: Texas A&M University 5th Annual Hispanic Studies Graduate Conference
CONFERENCE TITLE:BODY, MEMORY, TRAUMAFriday March 6 - Saturday March 7, 2015CALL FOR PAPERS SUBMISSIONS: Participants may submit either a panel proposal or an individual paper. All materials may be... read more