News & Updates

People marching with posters that read "Anderson Gomes Presente" and "Marielle Franco Presente"


June 25, 2021

It is with great pleasure that we announce Professor Natalia Brizuela as the new director of the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). Director Brizuela’s appointment will begin on July 1, 2021.

May 3, 2021

The Center for Latin American Studies is organizing a new calendar, the Latin American Community Calendar, for events about Latin America and Latinx communities in the U.S., across the Americas, and around the world. This calendar is intended to be a resource for events across campus, and is not limited to CLAS events. 

April 25, 2021

Katie Sharar lives in Tucson, Arizona, and for nearly 20 years has worked in Arizona, Texas, and Mexico to support people in migration on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. For the CLAS Blog, she examines the impact of a Trump administration policy using pandemic concerns to overturn the rights of migrants, and argues for a more humane asylum system and border policy.

March 31, 2021

Visual and performance artist and scholar Laila Espinoza writes about using her art to draw attention to the continuing violence against women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, where nearly a thousand victims of feminicide have been reported since 2010.

February 1, 2021

It is with great pleasure that we announce Professor Rosemary Joyce as the new Interim Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies. Director Joyce's appointment will last January 1 - July 1, 2021.