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
Maria Josefina Barajas, Universidad Central de Venezuela
- January 25, 2019
Valerie Francisco‐Menchavez, Filipino History Winter talk
- February 15, 2019
Christian Perucci, Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile
- February 19, 2019
"Countering Fears of Corruption: 'Leprosy' and Healing in the Early Caribbean," by Kristen Block
- March 4, 2019
Slaves Remastered: An Untold Story of Rebellion, Revolution, and Restoration in the Atlantic World, by Marjoleine Kars
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 . . .