UF Center for Latin American Studies

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies

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MALAS Program

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With over 180 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.

CENTER INTERVIEW WITH MALAS ALUMNA AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER MARIA EUGENIA ZELAYA

CENTER INTERVIEW WITH MALAS ALUMNA AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER MARIA EUGENIA ZELAYA

As part of this year's International Education Week, the Center interviewed María Eugenia Zelaya, Center alumna and teacher at Eastside High School.

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PAUL ORTIZ AWARDED THE 2018 PEN OAKLAND /JOSEPHINE MILES LIBRARY AWARD

PAUL ORTIZ AWARDED THE 2018 PEN OAKLAND /JOSEPHINE MILES LIBRARY AWARD

Join us in congratulating Dr. Paul Ortiz, director of the Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and Center affiliate, for receiving the 2018 PEN Oakland /Josephine Miles Library Award. Ortiz received the award thanks to his recent book An African American and Latinx History of the United States, published by Beacon Press in the ReVisioning American History Series.

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TRAVELING SUITCASE BEST BORROWER INTERVIEW

TRAVELING SUITCASE BEST BORROWER INTERVIEW

As part of Internation Education Week, the Center interviewed Elba Nash, a teacher at Dolgeville High School in New York and a frequent borrower of our Traveling Suitcases.

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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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