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Bienvenidos, Benvindos

Latin America is one of the most diverse and interesting regions in the world. The variety of peoples, cultures, languages, and environments makes the study of Latin America an exciting intellectual adventure. At the UO, students can earn a B.A. degree in Latin American Studies. A minor in Latin American Studies is also available. Our students receive a first-rate interdisciplinary training with study abroad and internship opportunities in seven different countries and language instruction in Spanish and Portuguese. Core courses in Latin American Studies (LAS) are complemented by courses drawn from departments and programs such as History, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, Geography, Journalism, Spanish, Portuguese, International Studies, and Environmental Studies. Read more…



“Chicano Park Anchor of Barrio Logan,” a talk by Hector Villegas, Chicano Artist

February 8, 2016 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Lawrence 115 1190 Franklin Blvd. UO campus

Talk title: Chicano Park Anchor of Barrio Logan

Hector Villegas is a community artist and neighborhood activist in Chicano Park’s Barrio Logan, San Diego. Chicano Park is a public space of cultural and artistic resistance that emerged over struggles of community empowerment and self-determination in the 1970s. The park is home to the country’s largest collection of outdoor murals. Today, the neighborhood is experiencing pressures of housing and retail gentrification and neighborhood activists are



LAS Winter Speaker Series: Edy Kaufman

February 9, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Knight Library Browsing Room

TACE- Academic Diplomacy Cuba/USA: Lessons Learnt and Best Practices

Dr. Edward Edy Kaufman holds degrees in Political Science, International Relations and Sociology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a doctorate from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) in diplomatic history and post-doctoral studies in Social Science Research Methodology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has authored and coauthored 12 books and more than seventy articles in the general area of international relations, with an emphasis on human



Julie Weise (History) publishes Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Julie Weise’s new book on Mexicanos in the South has just been released by University of North Carolina Press. Julie Weise is an assistant professor in the UO Department of History and a faculty member associated with LAS and CLLAS.

Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910, by Julie M. Weise (November 2015, University of North Carolina Press) 358 pp., published with support provided by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas; David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History.

When Latino migration to