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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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  • LAII Lecture Emphasizes Women's Roles in Global Commodities ProductionThe LAII hosts Dr. Maria L. Cruz-Torres, Associate Professor at Arizona State University, for a lecture on the local dimensions of a global commodity, specifically regarding women and work in the Mexican shrimp industry. The lecture has been RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21. [Read more...]
  • UNM Seeks Tenure Track Latin Americanist for Community and Regional PlanningThe Community and Regional Planning Program at the University of New Mexico seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Latin American development planning. [Read more...]
  • Call for Applications for FLAS FellowshipsThe LAII announces a call for applications for U.S. Department of Education Academic Year and Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. [Read more...]
  • South American Autobiography and Self Narrative Focus of New BooksIn November, 2014, the University of Nebraska Press released Fluent Selves: Autobiography, Person, and History in Lowland South America, a volume co-edited by Dr. Suzanne Oakdale and Dr. Magnus Course. [Read more...]
  • New Book Juxtaposes Colonial and Contemporary MexicoIn October, 2014, the University of Arizona Press released Colonial Itineraries of Contemporary Mexico: Literacy and Cultural Inquiries, a book co-edited by Dr. Anna Nogar and Dr. Oswaldo Estrada. [Read more...]
  • LADB Blog: The European Union, Belize, and the Fight Against Illegal FishingThis week the LADB blog focuses on EU's fight against illegal fishing in Belize, and covers other recent news of interest in Latin America. [Read more...]
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