Latest News and Announcements

CFA: BA Preceptor in Latin American Studies 2014-15

The Center for Latin American Studies seeks an advanced graduate student Preceptor to lead the BA Colloquium in Latin American Studies.  To download the application form or to learn more, please visit the BA Preceptorship website.

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New Courses in Latin American Studies

Spring 2014 | Registration week is upon us! Take a look at the fresh crop of courses being offered for the very first time this spring.  

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Second Call for Summer 2014 FLAS

We are pleased to announce a second call for applications to the Summer 2014 FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) Fellowship competition for the following languages: Haitian Kreyol, K’iche’ Maya, Portuguese, Yucatec Maya

For more information and to apply, please visit the Graduate Student Affairs webpage.

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Registration Now Open for XIV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México

El Comité Organizador de la XIV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México se complace en anunciar que el periodo de inscripción ha comenzado. Toda la información necesaria para efectuar su inscripción está disponible en la página web de la Reunión.

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Latin American Film Series at Doc Films

This winter, a diverse weekly series of Latin American films will show at student film society Doc Films. The series of ten films, titled “Neighboring Sounds: Contemporary Latin American Cinema,” highlights recent work from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

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CLAS Tinker Field Research Grant Call for Applications


The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to announce a travel grant competition for University of Chicago graduate students to conduct preliminary (pre-dissertation) field research in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere, excluding Puerto Rico. The 2014 CLAS Tinker Field Research Grants provide students with the opportunity to develop an independent research project, collect data, explore research sites and archives, and to establish professional and institutional contacts.

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New Library Acquisitions

New Library Acquisitions | February

Each month the library publishes new acquisitions to the library website.  Check out the February additions in Latin American Studies here.


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2013-14 Call for Proposals

CLAS regularly hosts and cosponsors a variety of programs to promote the study and learning of Latin America. For the 2013-14 academic year CLAS will be accepting proposals for events from UChicago faculty and students. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Please review the call for proposals for more details. 

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2012-13 Newsletter Now Available

The CLAS 2012-13 newsletter is now available for download. Please access the newsletter here. Hardcopies of it can be made available upon request. We hope you will enjoy reviewing the past academic year and join us for an exciting 2013-14!

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Summer Teacher Institute Educator Resources Now Available

On July 9, 2013, Dain Borges, professor of History at the University of Chicago, presented the teacher training lecture “Drought in 1877 and Cholera in 1991: Victorian Governments and Privatized Governments in Latin America.” The lecture was organized by CLAS and presented as part of the Summer Teacher Institute focusing on "Natural Disasters & Social Responses."

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CLAS publishes new website for Master of Arts Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

CLAS is pleased to announce the publication of its new MA program-specific website.  The new website,, is intended to make information related to the MA program more accessible to prospective students, current students and alumni alike.   A new site element we are particularly enthusiastic about is the MA alumni careers page, which features information about where our alumni are, what they are publishing, and how the MA program impacted their careers.  This section also features a

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