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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 November Speaker Series – Chile in Conversation

November 7th, 4.30-5:45 Global Scholars Hall 131

Walescka Pino-Ojeda, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. The Dissident Homo Economicus: Neoliberal Chile and the Films of Pablo Larraín.

November 9th, 4:30-6:00 175 McKenzie Hall, Yamada Language Center

Ruth Vargas Forman, Options Counseling, Pewmas / Sueños de Justicia: Loncos y dirigentes Mapuche vs Chile en la Corte Interamericana. Santiago LOM, 2017. LAS Book Presentation Series.

November 21st, 4:30-6:00 Mills International Center (EMU)

Jesús Sepúlveda, University of Oregon, Dept of Romance Languages. Poetry Reading. Espejo

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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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