About CLAS

CLAS is pleased to announce our new Chair, Natalia Brizuela, Professor of Spanish & Portuguese and Film & Media. Outgoing Interim Chair Rosemary Joyce's introduction.

The CLAS Visiting Scholar program hosts outstanding academics and policy makers. More about the program · How to apply

Join one of our ongoing CLAS Working Groups, to connect with other UC Berkeley Latin Americanists. More information

CLAS welcomes Daniel Payares-Montoya to his new role as a Research Fellow for Fall 2020.

The Center at UC Berkeley

Audience members at Isabel Allende's "Maya's Notebook."CLAS works to create a community of Latin Americanist students, scholars, and practitioners; to develop innovative policy solutions through our unique network; and to enhance public understanding of Latin American culture and politics in the United States.

National Resource Center

Summer research grant recipient Emma Steigerwald and research assistant Gumercindo Crispin Condori conduct research in the Peruvian Andes, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Emma Steigerwald.)The Center for Latin American Studies is a designated National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education.

CLAS Research

CLAS sponsored summer field research.CLAS supports faculty and student research on Latin America. Find out more on our Research page.

Support CLAS

Center for Latin American Studies Gift Fund