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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…



Annual Las Casas Lecture on Human Rights: Alison Brysk

Annual Las Casas Human Rights Lecture: “Femicide and the Gendered Effects of the Human Rights Crisis in Mesoamerica” with Professor Alison Brysk of UC Santa Barbara Thursday June 2nd, 4pm Straub Hall 145

LAS Brysk Poster



You are also invited to a follow-up faculty-grad students roundtable discussion and working lunch with Alison on Friday June 3rd at noon-2pm in PLC348. Please let other interested graduate students and faculty know and I hope many of you can make it too. Please RSVP to Brooke Cagno at before noon, places are limited.


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