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Director's Corner


A Message From the Director

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Utah is nationally recognized for its excellence and is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant. Join us in our passion for all things Latin American.

CLAS is committed to building stronger, more equitable communities both on and off campus, nationally and internationally. Our work includes curriculum innovation in K-12 schools and in higher education; Indigenous language instruction (Nahuatl and Quechua); Spanish-language learning communities; language across the curriculum; community engagement; and invited speakers.

Welcome to our new faculty affiliates. We have an exciting line-up of classes this semester.

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My best wishes to you,

Alejandro Quin
Acting Director, Center for Latin American Studies
Associate Professor, World Languages & Cultures

Last Updated: 8/29/23