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.

Rebecca Hanson named International Educator of the Year

Dr. Hanson selected by UF International Center representing Latin American Studies Read More

Solsiree del Moral named 2023 Bacardi Scholar

Dr. Del Moral brings expertise on histories of Afro-Latin America, the Caribbean Read More

Alumni updates from Center graduates

The latest career news from Center alumni Read More

Announcing the 2022 Alumni Award Winners

Marcela Andrea Márquez García wins Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Francisco X. Santeiro wins Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award Read More

José Valentino Ruiz receives two Grammy nominations

LAS/Music affiliate receives Grammy nominations for Spanish language collaborations Read More

Gabriela Alemán previews Cinema Ecuador Film Series

Author and Kislak Family Foundation Writer in Residence gives insight about four films showcasing Ecuadorian cinema from the past 20 years Read More

Catherine Tucker and team receive 5-year award from NSF

Global network project on mountain sustainability earns nearly $2 million, embraces bridging scientific research with human impact Read More

Meet the incoming MALAS cohort

Fall 2022 brings thirteen new students into our MALAS program Read More

Welcome Dr. Clate Korsant, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs

Dr. Korsant brings expertise in teaching and social anthropology, plus enthusiasm for student mentorship and intellectual process Read 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