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Bienvenidos, Bem-vindos, Ximopanoltih, Haykuykuy!

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…


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Major in Latin American Studies at the UO

Investigate why Frida Kahlo’s paintings are so enduringly popular. Dive into the world of Latin American soccer. Separate fact from fiction in the biography of Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Sample popular dishes in countries across Latin America. The Latin American Studies Program offers an in-depth look at the richness and diversity of a vast area and its people. Whether pre–Columbian art, the striking wonder of the Amazon rainforest, or the history of colonialism tugs at your heartstrings, you’ll be forever changed by your newfound knowledge.

Take advantage of study abroad programs where

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LAS Book Presentation – May 1st!!

Latin American Studies is excited to announce that we are hosting an LAS Book Presentation on May 1st from 2pm – 3:30pm in the EMU Diamond Lake Room (119). Professors Erin Beck, Craig Kauffman, and Kristin Yarris will be discussing their recent works (covers of the titles to be discussed are featured below). UO Duck Store will have the featured titles available for purchase, as well as some other books written by LAS-affiliated faculty. The event will have light refreshments and will be open to the public. We hope to see you there!

 

Carlos Aguirre Publishes Lima Reader

Covering more than five hundred years of history, culture, and politics, The Lima Reader captures the multiple viewpoints of the diverse peoples of Peru’s capital city. The volume traces Lima’s transformation from a pre-Columbian religious center, to the colonial “City of Kings,” to today’s vibrant and deeply divided metropolis of almost ten million people. A rich array of primary sources—including traveler accounts, essays, photographs, maps, poems, short stories, lyrics, and memoir excerpts, many appearing in English for the first time—address how Lima’s multiethnic

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