News and Announcements
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...