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With over 160 experts on the region, the Center is recognized today as one of the top-ranked centers internationally.


The Center has been continuously designated as a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education since 1961.

From Contested to 'Green' Frontiers in the Amazon?

From Contested to 'Green' Frontiers in the Amazon?

Efforts to reduce deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon region have been grabbing headlines lately, but the roots of the problem date back decades.

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Women's Rights to Land and Communal Forest Tenure

Women's Rights to Land and Communal Forest Tenure

Center for Latin American Studies' faculty Dr. Marianne Schmink, published Women's rights to land and communal forest tenure: A way forward for research and policy agenda in Latin America, published in Women's Studies International Forum.

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Dr. Pilar Useche en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin

Dr. Pilar Useche en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin

La Universidad Nacional de Colombia en Medellín escribió un comunicado de prensa sobre una presentacion impartida por la profesora Pilar Useche, durante la conferencia "Desarrollo económico latinoamericano".

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Karen Dayanna Cardona-Zapata

MA Latin American Studies (2017)

Karen is specializing in Crime, Law, and Governance. Her research focuses on analyzing the different forms of violent repression utilized by paramilitary groups against trade unionists in Colombia, and the resistance tactics that unions use to respond. With this research, Karen hopes to bring to light human rights violations perpetrated by paramilitary groups with the aid of multinational companies. She also hopes that the testimonies of victims of paramilitary violence can be taken into account/made visible during the peace process.

Student Spotlight

Daniel McQuillan

Master of Sustainable Development Practice (2012)

Daniel is currently the Manager of the Agriculture & Livelihoods portfolio for Catholic Relief Services in Guatemala and Mexico, based in Guatemala City. He oversees projects related to value chains such as coffee, food security, and natural resource management in the Dry Corridor and Western Highlands of Guatemala as well as in Oaxaca in Mexico.

Alumni Spotlight

Rebecca Hanson

Assistant Professor

Beginning Fall 2017, Rebecca Hanson will join the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Law as an assistant professor. Dr. Hanson will receive her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Georgia in August 2017. Broadly her research has focused on analyzing the unintended consequences of state policies that are meant to deepen and extend democracy.

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Noticias WUFT

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Calendar of Events

Delve into Latin America and the Caribbean through the various events that are planned throughout the year! Don't miss a moment of the action; check out our Calendar of Events.


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