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Recent Announcements

Click the link to find information on recent changes for our students and affiliated faculty related to COVID-19.

Featured Students

Click the button to view and hear from featured CLAS students about their experiences in our programs


Featured Alumni

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about their experiences after graduation.


Covid Lecture Series

Learn how Covid has impacted Latin America, India, and Wuhan in this informative series.


Why Study Latin America

2021 Summer Nahuatl Brown Bag Series

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Utah holds an annual Brown Bag Lecture series as part of its Summer Nahuatl Language and Culture Intensive Program. In an effort to create a network of indigenous studies scholars, CLAS organizes weekly Brown Bag Talks with a variety of speakers.

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Summer Nahuatl Brown Bag with Jeff Pynes

Dr. Jeff Pynes has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Utah. He has conducted a variety of research projects including field work with several North and Central American indigenous languages, most notably Nahuatl and Shoshone.

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Want to get involved? Come join us at one of our ongoing meetups!


Humanities Radio

Listen to a special episode of Humanities Radio featuring Claudio Holzner, associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Latin American Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center, serves as a hub for Latin American-related activities at the University of Utah involving teaching, research and community outreach. Claudio talks about how the interdisciplinary center supports students, faculty and the greater public.

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Last Updated: 2/26/21