The Center for Latin American Studies supports 13 research and training specializations that foster connections and collaboration around shared interests among faculty and students. Specializations help graduate students and advisors to navigate the vast and constantly shifting curricular landscape supporting Latin American Studies at UF. Each MALAS student must complete 12 credits in one selected specialization. Students in MALAS, LAS Certificate, MDP, TCD, and other programs are welcome to participate in the intellectual life and community of one or more specialization groups.
Click on a specialization below to see curricular requirements, associated courses, and affiliated faculty.
- Andean Studies
- Arts, Literature and Culture
- Brazilian Studies
- Caribbean Studies
- Crime, Law, and Governance in the Americas
- Development Studies and Economic Analysis
- Education in the Americas
- Indigenous Studies
- International Communications
- Latin American Business Environment
- Latin American Politics
- Latinx Studies, Migration & Transnational Studies
- Race, Diaspora, Gender and Sexuality
- Tropical Conservation and Development