Center Blog

Welcome to the blog for the Center for Latin American Studies. Articles on our blog highlight news from our community, faculty interviews and publications, student accomplishments, and more.


Cultivating “el lugar de encuentro” at the Latin American Research Review

The University of Florida is hosting the LARR for the first time in the publication's history, bringing a new vision for the journal and prominence to the university Read More


In conversation: Bacardi Scholar Mariana Mora

Dr. Mora served as the Bacardi Family Eminent Scholar at the Center in the Spring 2022 semester Read More


Read the Spring 2022 Latinamericanist

This edition features conversations with Bacardi Scholar Mariana Mora, Charles Wood Thesis Award winner Marcos Silverio Ramos Valdés, and other faculty, students, and alumni Read More


23rd edition of the Latin American Business Environment Report published

This year’s edition incorporates sustainability and equity as vital factors in post-Covid recovery by presenting a series of case studies Read More


Joel Correia and former advisee co-author award-winning paper

Paper on political ecology wins Political Ecology Society's (PESO) Eric Wolf Prize, given for substantive and innovative field research Read More


Kaira Cabañas centers Latin American contemporary art in award-winning book

'Immanent Vitalities' examines Latin American art with revitalizing analysis Read More


Rebecca Hanson part of team awarded grant to study policing

The Minerva Research Initiative grants support research in social and behavioral science. Read More


Gabriela Alemán selected for fall 2022 Kislak Family Foundation Artist/Writer in Residence Program

Center for Latin American Studies will host celebrated writer Gabriela Alemán for residency funded by Kislak Family Foundation Read More


Charles Wood Thesis Award winner brings together scholarly work and community collaboration

Marcos Silverio Ramos Valdés talks to MALAS student Maricarmen Torres Medina about his thesis on the role of home gardens in Cuba Read More


Announcing the Kislak Family Foundation Latin American Artist/Writer in Residence Program

With donation from Kislak Family Foundation, the new residence program will host a Latin American artist/writer at the Center each semester Read More


Meet the Center’s newest core faculty member: Christopher Busey

Dr. Busey bridges LAS, African American Studies, and Education, and serves as co-coodinator of the MALAS specialization, Education in the Americas. Read More


Gator Giving Day is February 17

Learn more about the funds that support Latin American Studies at the University of Florida Read More


Applications open for summer fieldwork funding competition

The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies sponsors a Field Research Grant Competition to support graduate student research in Latin America and the Caribbean Read More


Center professors embrace roles as public intellectuals

Expertise in Latin American Studies presents opportunities to engage with the public media; Lillian Guerra (History), Andrew Janusz (Political Science), and Benjamin Hebblethwaite (Haitian Creole) share their motivations, challenges Read More


Student and professor co-author new book, "Global Populisms"

Center Director Carlos de la Torre and MALAS 2021 graduate Treethep Srisa-Nga examine populism throughout the world Read More


Introducing the new Latinamericanist

The Latinamericanist features the impact of the UF Center for Latin American Studies through the experiences and accomplishments of its students, faculty, alumni, and staff. Read More


Welcoming Dr. Mariana Mora, the 2022 Bacardi Family Eminent Scholar

Dr. Mora’s research focuses on struggles against violence and the continued processes of colonization as part of State formation in Latin America Read More


Robert Walker receives 2021 Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award

LAS professor wins award for significant contribution towards Latin American geography Read More