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

We want to share with you that the on April 21st, LAS presented two exhibits at the Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry Showcase. The two exhibits are the result of research grants awarded to Latin American Studies faculty. 1. Virtual Dialogues with Latin America:Researchers: Dr. Matías Bianchi... read more
In 2015, the University of Arizona School of Anthropology celebrates its Centennial! A range of special events, including distinguished lectures and symposia as well as alumni-oriented social occasions, are taking place throughout the year in recognition of the School’s first century. This Week's... 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