News & Events


  • Dr. Marcos Cueto tertulia

Watch the recording of our May 22nd Tertulia with Dr Marcos Cueto, "Coronavirus and Historical Patterns of Epidemics in Latin America."

  • Muralles and Khrlobian

Congratulations to Favián Muralles (BA) and Christine Khrlobian (MA) For winning the 2019-2020 adwards for Undergraduate Exemplary Performance and the Best Master's thesis respectively! 

  1. Student Award
  • Casillas and Gonzales-Smith

Professors Dolores Inés Casillas and Myriam Gonzales-Smith received the 2019-2020 awards for Exemplary Mentorship of LAIS Graduate and Undergraduate Students. 

  1. Faculty Award
  • Alba Constenla Torrado

Congratulations to LAIS Teaching Associate Alba Constenla Torrado who has accepted a tenure-track position at Southwestern College in San Diego.

  1. LAIS Teaching Associate
  • Andrade Martinez

Fátima Andrade Martinez is a recent LAIS Alumna (2019), we recently caught up with her to learn more about what led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Latin American and Iberian Studies, and how that experience has influenced her career trajectory as a college adviser.

  1. Alumna
  2. Interview
  • Christine Khrlobian

Christine Khrlobian is LAIS M.A. Alumna (2019), we recently caught up with her to learn more about what led her to pursue a LAIS M.A, and how that experience has influenced her career trajectory.


  1. Alumna
  2. Interview
  • El pregonero de Dios y Patriarca de los Dioses front cover

Antonio Cortijo Ocaña and Sara Poot-Herrera (both Spanish and Portuguese), have just published a carefully researched edition of El pregonero de Dios y Patriarca de los Dioses by Br. Francsco de Acevedo.

  1. Publication
LAIS affiliated faculty, literary scholar, poet, translator and Emerita Professor,...
  1. Interview

Michael Gurven (Anthropology) and colleagues, including other anthropologists, physicians and tribal leaders, develop a strategy for managing COVID-19 among an indigenous population.

  1. News

Please join us in congratulating LAIS faculty affiliate, Jennifer Tyburczy (Feminist Studies), for receiving a 2020 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship! 

  1. Award

Please join us in congratulating LAIS faculty affiliate, Evelyne Laurent-Perrault (History), for receiving 2020-2021 University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowship! 

  1. Award

Faculty affiliate, Kai Thaler (Global Studies) has an article in the Washington Post on politics in Nicaragua.

  1. Article
  • Nicaragua Is Stumbling Into Coronavirus Disaster

Faculty affiliate, Kai Thaler (Global Studies), has a new article in Foreign Policy discussing the Coronavirus in Nicaragua

In January 2020, LAIS Affiliated Faculty Dr. Anabel Ford traveled to both Guatemala City, Guatemala and Belize City, Belize to further conservation and development of the Maya Forest Gardens. The entry below is Dr. Ford’s account of her travels, generously shared with the LAIS community.

  • TylerMcMullen

Tyler McMullen is the LAIS Graduate Program Assisstant. He joined PASC in Summer 2019.

  1. Interview
  2. LAIS Staff

Professor Jeff Hoelle (Anthropology) had an op-ed in the LA Times about the fires in Brazil in...

Professor Cecilia Méndez (History), LAIS Program Director,  was interviewed by the Peruvian...

  1. Interview
  • Professor Cobo working in the JCB Library

Professor Juan Cobo Betancourt is currently in Rhode Island at the John Carter Brown Library reseraching and writing his next book. 

  1. News
  2. faculty
  3. Fellowship

The Latin American and Iberian Studies Program (LAIS) is proud to recognize, and thank the lecturers, Dr. Emily Engel, Alba Constenla Torrado, and Mario Tumen who taught Program courses in the 2019 Calendar Year.

  1. LAIS Lecturers



  1. April 25, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  1. Conference
  • Invitation

Join LAIS Friday, May 29, 2020, via Zoom to celebrate LAIS students and faculty. Family and friends welcome.

  1. May 29, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
  1. Award Ceremony

Join us for a Zoom talk and Q&A with Marcos Cueto on the coronavirus and historical patterns of epidemics in Latin America on May 22, 2020 at 12PM (PST).

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  1. May 22, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  1. Tertulia

Join LAIS for a round table discussion about the political situations in Latin America with a focus on Colombia and Chile. 

  1. March 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  1. Tertulia
  2. Discussion
  3. round table

This academic conference aims to bring together graduate students from across the world for a discussion on Borders, power and transgression in Latin America and the Iberian World.

  1. April 30, 2020 - 8:30am to May 1, 2020 - 7:00pm
  1. Conference


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