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UF Center for Latin American Studies' 67th Annual Conference

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Annual Conference


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.

Estudantes da University of Florida Estreiam Coluna no AcheiUSA

Estudantes da University of Florida Estreiam Coluna no AcheiUSA

Expanding a long tradition of links between the University of Florida and Brazil, UF is establishing a new internship line for Portuguese students (and Brazilians) to gain professional experience with the Portuguese language by partnering with the Brazilian newspaper AcheiUSA. Via the internship, students will have the opportunity to publish bi-weekly reports on various subjects.

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2018 Kalman Silvert Award

2018 Kalman Silvert Award

The UF Center for Latin American Studies is proud to announce the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 2018 Kalman Silvert Award winner is Distinguished Professor Emerita, Dr. Carmen Diana Deere.

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Paul Ortiz What the U.S. (and World) owe to Haiti

Paul Ortiz What the U.S. (and World) owe to Haiti

UF Center for Latin American Studies' affiliate faculty and History faculty member Dr. Paul Ortiz, published an article in the Gainesville Sun. The article tackles President Donald Trump's comment regarding Haitian immigrants to the United States and highlights historical events that show how Haiti has influenced various aspects of American history, such as the African American civil rights movement.

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Maja Jeranko

MA Latin American Studies (2017)

"Coming from Slovenia straight to the Center for Latin American Studies, I was immediately welcomed into a stimulating environment of faculty and graduate students with strong connections to the region, who encouraged me to reflect critically on my own assumptions, role, and design of the research project that I eventually carried out in Quito. The MALAS program equipped me with both theoretical and practical knowledge that inspired me to me to return to Ecuador after graduation, and share my findings with groups of people from different sociocultural worlds that I was working with."

MALAS Alumna

Camila Pazos

Master of Sustainable Development Practice (2012)

"Because MDP is an interdisciplinary degree, one of the most helpful things for me was that I was able to work on various areas, which helps me understand and speak with a wide array of people given that my role is more on the institutional side rather than in the field. Because I had to take classes in areas such as natural resources management, entrepreneurship, and global health, I am able to effectively evaluate and vet proposals from entrepreneurs all over the world who are doing work across program areas and regions."

MDP Alumna

Sarah Pattison

Certificate in Latin American Studies

"Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from your peers. In Latin American Studies classes, everyone comes from a different background with their own unique experiences and knowledge. Discussions challenge you and present new perspectives. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, clarify, or contest issues. And make sure to take advantage of the outside of class experiences!"

LAS Alumna

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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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