LAIS Alumni Reunion, Career Panels and celebration of 40+ years of LAIS MA theses was held April 29-30, 2021. We were joined by alumni, faculty past and present, and current LAIS students and staff.
On May 28th, 2021 LAIS hosted the End of Year Celebration which welcomed students, staff, faculty and family members to celebrate the graduating LAIS majors, the outstanding LAIS faculty and the dedicated LAIS staff!
Dean of Social Sciences and Anthropology Professor giving the inaugural words at the LAIS International Graduate Conference 2018
Professor Juan & Natalie Cobo’s Book Launch. Panel Discussion with Prof. Cecilia Méndez, Prof. Juan Pablo Lupi, and Visiting Faculty Juan Carlos Estenssoro. McCune Conference Room. Spring 2019
History Graduate Student, Pilar Ramírez presents at LAIS Tertulia, ‘Protests and Politics in Latin America: What is new in Chile and Colombia?‘ March 3rd, 2020.
Diego Astorga de Ita at LAIS Graduate Conference 2018
LAIS End of the Year Picnic. Program Vice-Director Juan Cobo with LAIS Undergraduates at Goleta Beach, May 2019.
Welcome to Latin American and Iberian Studies
Latin American and Iberian Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara examines the people and cultures of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries throughout the world. Such study encompasses not only Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, but also Angola, Mozambique, the Philippines, Macao, and the Chicano and Puerto Rican populations in the U.S. However, most students center their studies on Latin America.
Latin American and Iberian Studies examines the whole culture or civilization, not only throughout the humanities and fine arts, but also throughout the social sciences and history. This allows students to explore a variety of topics – in addition to Spanish and Portuguese language and literature – such as Latin American anthropology, the history of Spain and Portugal, and the political life of Latino communities.
Register here for zoom link: https://go.wisc.edu/weston_silva Brazil’s former Minister of Environment, Marina Silva, will discuss the challenges we need to face in order to preserve the Amazon and its indigenous population
REGISTER: bit.ly/laiscolombia Since April 28, 2021, thousands of people have been protesting in Colombia to demand immediate changes and structural transformations that meet historically neglected social needs. The government has mainly
On April 29th, 2021 the LAIS program hosted the first day of the Alumni Reunion and Career Panels. The recording of the opening remarks is available here:https://youtu.be/R15HZnz8PnM In the opening
LAIS 2nd International Graduate Student Conference, “Borders, Power and Transgression” featured in HFA news along with an interview from LAIS Director and Professor of History Cecilia Méndez!
The 2nd International Graduate Student Conference, “Borders Power and Transgression” featured presentations from 20 graduate students from across the globe. Participants discussed borders as a broad and fluid concept and
LAIS Director Cecilia Méndez was interviewed by different media outlets about the Peruvian presidential elections, among them La República, Al Jazeera, The Conversation, and the German public radio. Her declarations
Congratulations to LAIS Graduate Student Marlene Torres Magaña on receiving a Graduate Opportunity Fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year!
Marlene Torres Magaña is currently working on her research project entitled, Historietas, Nationalismo Mexicano, y Cultura: The Construction and Promotion of a Mexican National Identity during the Twentieth Century. She examines
You were born in Madrid, Spain. You left Spain in 1954 and got your PhD from the University of New York in 1964. Then you came to UCSB in 1965.