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.
LAIS will hold a Zoom informational meeting about the Master of Arts in Latin American an Iberian Studies Tuesday December 12th, 12:00 -1:00 pm. Learn about the Program, find out
Welcome to our second tertulia of the year! “Historical Maya Displacements and the Invasion of Extractive Industries in Guatemala”With Prof. Giovanni Batz (Chicana/o Studies UCSB) When: Fri. Dec 1st 12:00
Our first tertulia & lunch of the year took place on October 20 and featured Lydia Fossa, an independent scholar specialized in Andean colonial and indigenous history and literatures. Dr.
Spaces available in LAIS 203: Library and Archival Resources and Research in Latin American and Iberian Studies
Interested in researching the Latin American and Iberian World? Register for LAIS 203 this winter quarter on GOLD! This course will be taught by LAIS subject librarian, Prof. Marisol Ramos.
On October 15th 2021, the UCSB Latin American and Iberian Studies Program invited environmentalist Marina Silva, former minister of environment of Brazil, to lead a discussion reflecting upon her years