CLAS is pleased to announce the 2020 Tinker Foundation and CLAS Field Research Grant recipients. We are impressed with these students’ innovative topics and the groundwork they have already carried out to ensure their research trips will be successful.
The Center for Latin American Studies office is proud to celebrate José Miguel David Chacón-Valdez who is receiving the 2020 Student of the Year award - congratulations!
Two students from the Center of Latin American Studies and International Studies have received Fulbright Grants! Congratulations to Rogelio Brambila and Caitlin Silianoff!
Introductory Nahuatl language classes will be offered at Salt Lake Community College through a partnership with the University of Utah's Center for Latin American Studies.
CLAS affiliated professor, Shane Macfarlan, receives the Sustainability Leadership Award which recognize excellence in leadership for the health of our community and planet.
Carolina has been active in CLAS initiatives and we are very proud to celebrate in her successful PhD defense in World Languages & Cultures!
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to announce that the 2020 Summer Intensive Nahuatl Language and Culture Program will be held from June 15th - July 31st and is now accepting applications!
The Center for Latin American Studies is grateful to all our partners who helped create the 2019 Indigenous Language Celebration held in this past month. The event was a huge success with more than 400 people participated in a total of 13 total events, read more about this amazing event!
Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 4:30-6:30PM. Hear from professionals about their global careers and how to get started!
The University of Utah Nahuatl Instructors presented at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 2019 Congress in Boston, Massachusetts.
Cartaya’s visit coincided with the launch of a new children’s literature resource shared among the three collaborators: Reading for Empathy, Awareness, and Diversity with U (READ-U).
The Thomas McGann Award is presented by the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies.
Christopher T. Lewis, assistant professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, has been awarded the University of Utah’s Early Career Teaching Award.
Wednesday, March 27th 4:30-6:30PM hear from professionals about their global careers and how to get started!
Come experience a lesson in one of the following less commonly taught languages: Cambodian, Vietnamese, Nahuatl, and Portuguese.
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) application for summer 2019 and academic year 2019-2020 awards is now available and entirely online! The due date is January 25, 2019.
The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah is proud to announce Eliane (Lili) Bueno as the 2018 Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) Teaching Award for K-12 Educators
Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 4:30-6:30PM Hear from professionals about their global careers and how to get started!
The grant supports international education and language study.
FLAS Scholarships are open to U of U students in any department (except the School of Medicine) for the study of a less commonly taught foreign language and related area studies.
Visiting Nahuatl instructors offer a glimpse into their living indigenous culture while also teaching verb conjugation and grammatical rules for possession to students enrolled in the summer Nahuatl program at the University of Utah.
In spring 2018, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Utah successfully secured a federal STARTALK grant from the National Security Agency to fund summer teacher and student programs for the study of Portuguese.
Chemist, researcher, and most fluent non-native speaker of Nahuatl in the U.S., Brisa is graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in Latin American studies and a bachelor of science degree in chemistry.
Christopher T. Lewis, Assistant Professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, is the winner of the 2018 Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities.
Intensive Nahuatl language study at the University of Utah - Summer 2018!
We are excited to announce that Jose Chacon, a double major in Latin American Studies and Political Science, has received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.
Jason Chen was recently featured in the U.S. Department of Education’s blog, ProFellow, where they highlight recipients of government-funded fellowships.
The Middle East Center and the Center for Latin American Studies will be hosting a symposium comparing the heartlands of the Inca and the Assyrian empires.
The Fulbright Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Open to faculty across all disciplines.
sabel Dulfano, Associate Professor in World Languages & Cultures, will be honored as one of seven 2017 Beacons of Excellence at the University of Utah.
FLAS scholarships are open to U of U students in any department (except the School of Medicine) for the study of a less commonly taught foreign language and related area studies.
Associate professor of History, Bradley Parker, has been awarded a $200,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to study Inca and Wari Imperialism in Peru.
Kaitlyn Klein and Giulia Soto have both been recognized Meet the amazing Humanities Graduates that will be recognized s exemplary College of Humanities' graduates!
Check out the wall cases on Levels 1 and 2 at the Marriott Library to see students' work! The students from SPAN 4900, "Indigenous Writing and Culture," contributed to the display.
The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) has recognized University of Utah faculty member Christopher T. Lewis, Assistant Professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, with its Junior Faculty Teaching Award.
Faculty receiving funding from Latin American and Brazilian Studies are researching a variety of topics in countries from Argentina to Peru.
The Brazil Scientific Mobility Undergraduate Program has allowed thousands of Brazilian students to study in universities across the U.S. The University of Utah has hosted 74 of these students, many of whom are studying science, technology, engineering and math. Click here to read more!
Jack Longino, a University of Utah biologist, has identified 33 new species of predatory ants in Central America and the Caribbean, and named about a third of the tiny but monstrous-looking insects after ancient Mayan lords and demons.
The Latin American Studies Program now has an Honors track! Ask your advisor for information on how to pursue an Honors degree in Latin American Studies.
This fall, we have a new course, focusing largely on Latin America - BIOL 3450. This is a great opportunity for some of you to branch out of your comfort zone. This class is geared towards biology and non-biology majors. No prerequisites required!
Nahuatl (also known as Aztec) represents one of the most important indigenous languages of Latin America, spoken by more than 1.5 million people in Mexico today. Quechua represents a major language of the Andean region, presently with more than 10 million speakers.
Christopher Lewis received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Romance Languages and Literature with an emphasis in Luso-Brazilian Studies...