UF Center for Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies courses announced for Spring 2022

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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.

Spring 2021 issue of the Latinamericanist published

Spring 2021 issue of the Latinamericanist published

Biannual newsletter reports on the latest news and events from the Center for Latin American Studies

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22ND EDITION OF THE LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT REPORT

22ND EDITION OF THE LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT REPORT

The annual LABER provides detailed review of business, investment, and legal environments in Latin America.

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2020 ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

2020 ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce that Camila Pazos Fajardo has received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, and Laury Cullen the Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award.

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Latin American Research Review

The UF Center for Latin American Studies is thrilled to host LARR for the first time in its history, from January 2021 until December 2025. Our LARR team is led by Dr. Carmen Martínez Novo, the publication's first woman editor in chief, and includes Dr. Heather Vrana (LAS-History) and Daniel Fernández Guevara (editorial assistant), among other distinguished colleagues from fellow Latin American Studies programs. The LARR publishes a journal issue in March, June, September, and December each year.

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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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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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