The Latin American and Caribbean Studies faculty is comprised of individuals with broad and diverse expertise in Latin America and the Caribbean. Most also have cross-regional and interdisciplinary interests. Faculty members are distinguished scholars and teachers in their respective area of specialization, and hold appointments in departments throughout the university including American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Economics, History, Geography, Women Studies, Fisheries, International Studies, Music, Health Sciences, Political Science, Romance Languages, Comparative Literature, Sociology, and in the Schools of Social Work, Business Administration and Forestry. For a list of faculty click here or select faculty from the menu.
Like our faculty, many of the graduate students affiliated with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program come from throughout the university and study in a wide range of disciplines. We also have affiliated graduate students who are earning a MA in International Studies and have chosen Latin America as their regional focus. For a list of our graduate students click here or select graduate students from the menu.
The LACS Program offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies as well a minor in the discipline. Program requirements are outlined under the degree requirements tab. Undergraduate students in our undergraduate student association, LACSA, partnered with faculty and graduate students in 2010-2011 to organize the first annual student-led conference on Latin America. The second conference, "Conceptualizing Development in Latin America" in April of 2012 was a success. More about student activities here.
LACS Annual Essay Contest
This year LACS will hold our annual essay contest. Call for papers will be sent out during the spring quarter. To view the results from past years, click here.
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