UF Center for Latin American Studies

Denouncing Anti-Black Racism

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Master of Arts in Latin American Studies

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MALAS Program

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With over 190 experts on the region, the Center is recognized today as one of the top-ranked centers internationally.

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

COVID-19 SUMMER EMERGENCY RESEARCH FUNDS

COVID-19 SUMMER EMERGENCY RESEARCH FUNDS

The goal of the emergency research fund is to provide qualifying students with up to $3,000 to cover reimbursable expenses such as housing, meals, supplies, and other allowable research expenses they incur while carrying out research work during the summer.

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NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE: WHY CATHOLIC PRIESTS ARE KNEELING WITH GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTERS

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE: WHY CATHOLIC PRIESTS ARE KNEELING WITH GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTERS

Two days after the Catholic bishop of El Paso, Mark Seitz, knelt with a dozen other priests in a silent prayer for George Floyd holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign, he received a phone call from Pope Francis.

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CENTER SPOTLIGHT: JESSICA MROZINSKE BAKER

CENTER SPOTLIGHT: JESSICA MROZINSKE BAKER

Jessica Mrozinske Baker, the Center’s Accounting Coordinator, was awarded a Division Three Superior Accomplishment Award from the University of Florida.

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Karen Dayanna Cardona

MA Latin American Studies (2017)

"After graduating from UF in April, I moved to Providence Rhode Island to start working as a union organizer for The American Federation of Teachers/AFL-CIO. Currently, I am working with graduate students at Brown University in an organizing campaign to create a graduate student union. The Center not only provided me with the tools to become a better scholar but it also allowed me to prepare myself for the professional work I am doing."

MALAS Alumna

Daniel McQuillan

Master of Sustainable Development Practice (2012)

"I am currently the Manager of the Agriculture & Livelihoods portfolio for Catholic Relief Services in Guatemala and Mexico, based in Guatemala City. Our current agriculture portfolio reaches over 10,000 farming families in the two countries. The MDP program and the Center allowed me to combine a course load which fostered the development of higher-level skills such as strategic design and the overall context and macro trends of international development, while also providing the opportunity to develop more practical skills such as development administration (budgeting!) and monitoring and evaluation."

MDP Alumnus

Michael Waylen

MA Latin American Studies (2017)

"Through courses and networks such as TCD, I was able to engage with the Center’s disciplinary range of Amazonian specialists. The MALAS program helped me generate a political ecology of resource conflicts that connects space and power with dimensions of class, gender, and ethnicity. After graduating from the program, I transitioned to the Geography department at UF to begin my doctoral research where I continue to utilize an interdisciplinary political ecology framework to research human-environment systems in Florida involving water consumption and ecological degradation."

MALAS Alumnus

Karen Dayanna Cardona

MA Latin American Studies (2017)

"After graduating from UF in April, I moved to Providence Rhode Island to start working as a union organizer for The American Federation of Teachers/AFL-CIO. Currently, I am working with graduate students at Brown University in an organizing campaign to create a graduate student union. The Center not only provided me with the tools to become a better scholar but it also allowed me to prepare myself for the professional work I am doing."

MALAS 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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