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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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  • B.A. LAS Student Profile: Amber Nicole MartinezUndergraduate students earning a major or minor in Latin American Studies are diverse. Amber Nicole Martinez double majors in Biology and Latin American Studies, and comes to the program with a deep interest in the rich culture, language, and diversity of Latin America. [Read more...]
  • MALAS Student Profile: Karina BeltranAmong the new master's students whom the LAII welcomed in fall 2016, Karina Beltran comes to the LAII as a dual degree student in Latin American Studies and Spanish & Portuguese. [Read more...]
  • Américas Award Celebrated in Washington DCThe 2016 Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature was celebrated recently at the Library of Congress with an award ceremony featuring the two authors who received the award in 2016: Pam Muñoz Ryan for her YA novel Echo and Ashley Hope Pérez for her YA novel Out of Darkness. [Read more...]
  • LAII Receives Bequest from UNM Alumna Janet Dorsey LashbrookeThe LAII recently received a major bequest from UNM alumna Janet Dorsey Lashbrooke, who passed away on December 25, 2015, at the age of 72. Ms. Lashbrooke's gift will support Latin American Studies students through scholarships for field research, travel, and program costs. [Read more...]
  • Annual FRG Colloquium Highlights Student ScholarshipFriday, October 28, 2016, from 12:00-1:30 p.m., the LAII highlights graduate student scholarship with its second annual FRG Colloquium and reception. [Read more...]
  • CNM•UNM Speaker LAS Series Returns in Fall 2016The LAII is pleased to announce the return of the CNM•UNM Latin American Studies Speaker Series for Fall 2016. [Read more...]
  • LAII Provides Class Sets of Diverse Books to Empower StudentsThe LAII is partnering with the Spanish Resource Center (SRC) of Albuquerque to expand the SRC's Lending Library with class sets of diverse books. [Read more...]
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