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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…



CLLAS Graduate Student Grantee Presentation: Theresa Gildner, Anthropology

Diurnal Testosterone Variation Among Indigenous Shuar Men from Amazonian Ecuador

November 19, 3:00-4:30 pm, Oak Room Erb Memorial Union 1222 E. 13th Ave.

Theresa Gildner, a PhD candidate in the UO Department of Anthropology, received a 2015 CLLAS Graduate Student Research Award for her research on the Shuar in Ecuador.

Theresa Gildner, PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, Abstract: Lifestyle change, hormone levels, and parasitic disease risk among the Shuar in Ecuador—This study examines how hormone levels and economic change influence parasitic infection by comparing rural and


Siller Poster

Dr. Juan Antonio Siller on Colonial Monasteries on the slopes of Popocatepetl: Book Presentation and Lecture

Monday, Nov. 23rd 5:30-7:00 pm McKenzie Hall, 229

5:30-6:00- Presentation of Dr. Siller two books: The Cultural Heritage and Historical Monuments of the State of Morelos, (two publications) First study on the cultural heritage of the state of Morelos, studies of more than five thousand historic buildings from the sixteenth to the twentieth century in 33 municipalities of the state of Morelos were made. The books were presented at the International Book Fair of Palacio de Mineria de la UNAM. Autonomous University of Mexico City, the first volume in 2014 and the second volume in 2015.




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