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
- January 23, 2019
Crónicas venezolanas dispersas. Una propuesta para su reunión y estudio, by Maria Josefina Barajas (Venezuela)
- January 25, 2019
Valerie Francisco‐Menchavez, Filipino History Winter talk
- January 31, 2019
Screening of Chulas Fronteras and Q&A with Dr. Deborah Vargas
- February 4, 2019
From Hope to Hate: The Rise of Conservative Subjectivity in Brazil, by Dr. Rosana Pinheiro-Machado
- February 15, 2019
Legislation, criminalization, capitalism and anti-capitalism in Mapuche country, 1993-2018, by Dr. Cristián Perucci (Chile)
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 . . .