The Center for Latin American Studies

Promotes global understanding through support for teaching, learning, & research in and on Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diverse diasporic communities of Latin American and Caribbean origin. CLAS provides faculty with the resources and intellectual environment to realize cutting-edge research, and students with unequaled educational experience and a solid path to a successful career. Through its community engagement programs, the center shares its resources regionally, nationally, & internationally.

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CLAS Publications

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Latest Videos


Brazilian Democracy at 30 Perspectives on the Current Crisis

Friday, October 21, 2016

Presentation: Timothy Power, University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies at the University of Oxford. Past president of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) and recently served as treasurer of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).


Prospects of the U S Cuba Relations Post Elections
Wednesday, February 1, 2017


La guerrillera y el cuerpo en trauma en Nunca estuve sola de Nidia Diaz
Thursday, December 1, 2016