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

 David Bacon is a writer and photojournalist whose work explores issues of labor, immigration and international politics. The author of numerous books, his most recent The Right To Stay Home documents the growing resistance of Mexican communities to the poverty that forces people to migrate to... read more
10/16/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pmThe UA Prose Series, curated by faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the UA, presents prose writers of distinction. Benjamin Alire Sáenz reads from his work. After the reading there will be a short Q&A session and a book signing. Benajmin Alire Sáenz Benjamin... read more
¡TODAY! Linda Rabben: "Old Sanctuary and New Sanctuary" guest lecture, Today Nov. 21, 2014 at 12noon.
Old Sanctuary and New Sanctuary Friday, November 21st Noon SUMC San Pedro Room   Linda Rabben is an anthropologist, human rights activist, author of books about human rights, and a faculty fellow at... 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
LAS Special Event: "Palabras Migrantes: Scenes of Violence in Everyday Life" a play written & directed by Jennifer Cooley
11/07 LAS Special Event: "Palabras Migrantes: Escenas de Violencia Viva" / "Migrants' Words: Scenes of Violence in Everyday Life" a play written & directed by Jennifer Cooley associate Professor... read more