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

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 trips to Sonora side.  Transportation to Nogales, AZ/SON provided by the University.)  These classes... read more
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
** Until August 25, 2015 undergraduate advising for Latin American Studies will be handled by Debbie Marlow **
** Until August 25, 2015 undergraduate advising for Latin American Studies will be handled by Debbie Marlow, SBS Academic Advisor, Sr. **... 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