Research & Teaching

The Center for Latin American Studies is a multidisciplinary teaching and research center within Boston University. The center enables BU colleagues to collaborate on a wide range of interdisciplinary projects of Latin American scope and relevance. It also provides a base for visiting scholars from abroad to pursue research under the guidance of BU faculty. The center’s aim is to produce research that increases understanding of Latin America as a political, economic, and cultural space, and that also has a wider impact in the public and political spheres.

We see ourselves as itself as a meeting place for the whole Boston University community of those interested in Latin American studies. Seminars and workshops on a range of Latin American topics, by our own faculty and by distinguished practitioners and speakers visiting from Latin America, are held regularly in the center’s seminar room, and announced in advance on our website. In addition, a large number of special events are offered to a wider audience during the evenings under the auspices of the center.