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 University of Arizona Centers for Latin American (LAS) and Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) US Department of Education Title VI NRC Teachers’ Institute “Environmental Challenges in Latin America and the Middle East” Earn Continuing Education Credits from the University of Arizona! LAS and CMES are... read more
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
Teachers’ Institute “Environmental Challenges in Latin America and the Middle East”
The University of Arizona Centers for Latin American (LAS) and Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) US Department of Education Title VI NRC Teachers’ Institute “Environmental Challenges in Latin America and... 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