Message from the Director
The UCI Latin American Studies Center brings together an active group of faculty and students who promote dialogue and collaboration in the study of Latin America across disciplinary boundaries and organize educational activities on Latin America. The LAS Center hopes to further engage the Orange County communities of Latin American ancestry and heritage through public programs, conferences, film screenings, and musical events that examine the history and cultures of Latin America as well as the influence of Latin America in the United States and the world.
Born and raised in a small country, Uruguay, my worldview was shaped, very early, by televised Argentinean’s league fútbol games, Brazilian soap operas, and the Mexican Chavo del Ocho. Later, when I did my undergraduate . . .
Events & News
- October 17, 2019
Conference of the Society of Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry
- November 4, 2019
Knowing with Images in the Age of Exploration: Maps, Monsters, and Natural History, by Surekha Davies
- November 5, 2019
Be Damned, with Carolina Caycedo
- November 6, 2019
US Foreign Policy towards Chile during the Pinochet Regime: From Dictatorship to Democracy, 1981-1990, by Pablo Rubio
- November 21, 2019
History Below the Waterline: Enslaved Salvage Divers and the Hinterseas of Plantation Slavery, by Kevin Dawson (UC Merced)
Goals of LASC
Primer Gol: here at UCI
Expand enrollments of the Undergraduate Minor and the Graduate Emphasis in Latin American Studies.
Develop further interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degrees related to Latin America.
Enlarge the network of scholars across UCI to support course development and graduate research support.
Increase educational activities on the history and cultures . . .