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.

1961

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

Crowdfunding for Scientists

Crowdfunding for Scientists

Drs. Bruna and Loiselle's students shoot videos, create websites and design flyers, but they’re not communications majors — they’re graduate students in tropical conservation and development, and they’re learning how to fund their work.

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Research-Into-Teaching Grant

Research-Into-Teaching Grant

Join us in congratulating Dr. Tanya Saunders and Dr. Manoucheka Celeste, for being awarded the Intersections: Research-into-Teaching Grant for their project, “How does Blackness travel locally and across the globe?”

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Center Spotlight: Ms. Wanda Carter

Center Spotlight: Ms. Wanda Carter

As another semester ends, we would like to shine a spotlight on our very own Ms. Wanda Carter. Ms. Wanda has been with the Center for the past 16 years and was recently recognized by the University of Florida with a Superior Accomplishment Award.

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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

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



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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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