Above all, CLAS is a place of gathering.
Students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars from throughout the Americas
come here to teach, study, and expand their knowledge through our many programs and events.

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News & Announcements

CLAS is now accepting applications for the Tinker Visiting Professor Teaching Assistantship.

The Latin American Civilization teaching assistant application is now available for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Vistas Photo Exhibit has been mounted and we’re celebrating with an open house.

Events Calendar


Contextos: Hearing, Seeing, and Smelling 1950s Tijuana: An Exercise in Historical Imagination

Christian Rocha, a doctoral candidate in History, discusses the texture of city life around his research site, both today and in the 1950s.

Contextos: Photographs of the Castillo: Close Looking at the Art and Architecture of Chichén Itzá

Frida Plata, a student in the MA Program in the Humanities, reflects on photos of El Castillo and a visit to Chichén Itzá.

EntreVistas: Decolonizing Anthropology

Ryan Jobson, Anthropology, discusses what decolonization means within the academic sphere generally and within anthropology as a discipline.

Contextos: Romance in Absentia: A Cultural History of Puerto Rican Cinema Found and Lost

Pedro Noel Doreste, PhD Student, Cinema and Media Studies, and Dalina Aimée Perdomo, Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, Museum of Contemporary Photography on the "recovery" of Romance Tropical.

Contextos: Land and Water: The Property Dilemma Underlying Mexico City’s Water Crisis
Jack Mensick, MA student, CLAS, on rainwater harvesting in the periphery of Mexico City.
Contextos: Slave Nostalgia: When the Plantation Doctor Tries to Read the Minds of the Enslaved

Isabela Fraga, PhD Student in Romance Languages & Literatures, on death from nostalgia.

EntreVistas: Participatory Security in Latin America

Yanilda María González, School of Social Service Administration, discusses her research on participatory security in Buenos Aires, São Paulo, and Bogotá. Full conversation here.


CLAS by the Numbers

Years—CLAS was founded in 1968
Affiliated Faculty—across the University
Events in 2018-19—lectures, conferences, film screenings and more
Latin America-focused Courses in 2018-19—offered across disciplines