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Latin American Studies

The multidisciplinary nature of Latin American Studies enables students to tailor their academic preparation for careers across a wide range of fields. Whether your interests lie in business, government, law, media, education, intelligence, foreign service/diplomatic relations, cultural brokering, development, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, journalism,or tourism, Latin American Studies has much to offer. At the same time, many Latin American Studies students draw on their training to pursue graduate study in a variety of fields at both the masters and doctoral levels.


April 16, 2014: Read MA candidate, Monika Krzeminska's travel and research report in Lima, Peru here.  Monika was a recipient of the Graduate International Research Travel Award (GIRTA).

April 14, 2014: Read MA candidate, Tom Allen's travel and research report in Guatemala here.  Tom was a recipient of the Graduate International Research Travel Award (GIRTA).

June 11, 2014: The Therapeutic Use of Ayahuasca (Bia Labate) book launch followed by a panel discussion.

LAS Blog

Wednesday, Jun 11 - 12:09pm

Dear friend of all of us, and of LAS more broadly, John Brohman passed away this past Monday, June 9. John, a geographer trained at UCLA, came to...

Thursday, May 15 - 10:12am

Not such a pretty picture. See this article from The Guardian.