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

Premiere Evening Presentation- In the Americas with David Yetman HD Television Series for PBS When & Time: Thursday, September 18th, 2014 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Where: Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd 520-795-0844 What: HD Screening of Peru: A train to the Clouds & Bahia: Brazil’s African... read more
Come Join LAS Friday, September 5th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Reid Park Ramada #22 Event reschedule- The Welcome Back LAS event at Reid Park under Ramada #22 has been rescheduled from Friday August 29th to Friday, September 5th Friday, September 5th, 2014, Undergrads, Grads, Faculty and Staff are... read more
Premiere Evening Presentation- In the Americas with David Yetman
Premiere Evening Presentation- In the Americas with David Yetman HD Television Series for PBS When & Time: Thursday, September 18th, 2014 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Where: Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway... read more
Come Join LAS Friday, September 5th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Reid Park Ramada #22
Come Join LAS Friday, September 5th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Reid Park Ramada #22 Event reschedule- The Welcome Back LAS event at Reid Park under Ramada #22 has been rescheduled from Friday August... read more
The Silkscreen Revolution: An Exhibit of Cuban Poster Art
The Silkscreen Revolution: An Exhibit of Cuban Poster Art October 15, Student Union Gallery, 4-6 PM This exhibit assembles powerful works of popular poster art produced following the Cuban Revolution... read more
SWC Benefit Dinner - support justice for workers!
The Southside Worker Center is having its 3rd Annual Benefit Dinner!  May 3rd at Trinity Presbyterian Church (400 E University Blvd) from 6:00PM to 9:30PM.  The $15 entry fee includes dinner.  You... read more
LAS Faculty Affiliate Kathleen C. Schwartzman is the recipient of the William M. LeoGrande Prize
Kathleen C. Schwartzman is the recipient of the William M. LeoGrande Prize for the best book on U.S.-Latin American relations published in 2012-2013.  This award for The Chicken Trail: Following... read more