University of Washington

Our Work

The work of the faculty and students in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program is representative of the region's diversity.  We have experts who focus on the countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Iberia; our scholarly productions and interests are as varied as the topics available for inquiry in the vast region.  Among the many topics our students and professors are currently exploring are resource management, maternal health, impunity, political economy, gender, the narconovela, urban planning, animal commercialization, and social movements. 

The University of Washington and our program are particularly strong in the following themes and regions.  Click on the menu to the left or on the hyperlinked headings to find out more.  For information about other themes and geographic areas, take a look at the work of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students associated with our program under the "About Us" tab.

Thematic Initiatives

  • Borderlands
  • Art, Literature, and Music of Latin America
  • Health and Human Rights in Latin America
  • Indigeneity, Race, and Ethnicity

Geographic Emphases

  • Andes
  • Brazil
  • Mexico/Central America
  • Caribbean
  • Iberian Atlantic
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Box 353650, 419 Thomson Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 616-0998
Advising: (206) 543-6001

Dr. Josť Antonio Lucero

Dr. Linda Iltis
Academic Advisor
(206) 543-6001

Joni Marts
Academic Advisor
(206) 543-6001

Deb Raftus
LACS Librarian

Monica Rojas-Stewart
Assistant Director
(206) 616-0998