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Designated a National Resource Center (NRC) by the U.S. Department of Education, the LAII offers academic degrees, supports research, provides development opportunities for faculty, and coordinates an outreach program that reaches diverse constituents.

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  • Greenleaf Scholar Discusses Mexican Counter EnlightenmentThe Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) and University Libraries announces a presentation with George A. Klaeren, a doctoral student in the Department of History at the University of Kansas and a Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar. [Read more...]
  • Special Issue of LARR Focuses on Lived Religion and Lived CitizenshipIn February 2015 the Latin American Research Review (LARR) released a special issue focusing on lived religion and lived citizenship in Latin America's zones of crisis. This special issue has been six years in the making and includes contributions from 15 different scholars, including Dr. Richard Wood, UNM Associate Professor of Sociology. [Read more...]
  • MALAS Student Profile: Javier Astorga2014-2015 reveals an enthusiastic cohort of MALAS students with eclectic backgrounds and interests. Among these students is Javier Astorga (MALAS '16), whose concentrations are in Anthropology and History. [Read more...]
  • Mayan Language Institute Promotes Study of Indigenous LanguagesEach summer, the LAII offers the Mayan Language Institute, a six-week program summer immersion language program in K'iche' Maya and Kaqchikel Maya. [Read more...]
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