Center for Latin American Studies

Since 1964, the University of Pittsburgh has been committed to a Latin American studies program of unique depth and richness. Its Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) has become internationally recognized for excellence in undergraduate, graduate, research, professional education and outreach. CLAS is designated as a comprehensive National Resource Center (NRC) on Latin America by the U.S. Department of Education.

Services Offered: 
Cultural Festivals
Guest Speakers
High School Student Events
Professional Development Workshops
Resource Lending Library
School Visits


Here is a sample of materials generated by the Center for Latin American Studies or as a result of programming in which they participated.

Bibliographies/Suggested Readings

Lesson Plans, Unit Plans, Modules

Intended Audience:
Higher Education

Dr. Adriana Helbig of the University of Pittsburgh developed the course Global Hip-Hop.

Intended Audience:
Higher Education

Outline describing Pink Tide movements in Venezuela.