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
The 2015 Tinker Summer Filed Research Grant application for Grad Students is now available!
2015 Tinker Field Research Grant Call for Applications The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce the 2015 Tinker Grant competition for summer fieldwork in Latin America for Master'... 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