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The MPhil in Latin American Studies

Students from Britain, Latin America, the United States and across the world take our MPhil each year, attracted by the reputation of Cambridge as a world-class university, and by the rigour and breadth of the course.

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Cherie Elston CLAS PhD student (photo by Samuel Mather)

Study for a PhD at the Centre of Latin American Studies

The Centre is host to a lively community of around twenty PhD students working across a variety of disciplines. They benefit from the university's outstanding research facilities as well as the expert individual guidance and support the Centre is able to offer.

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CLAS Open Seminar 2013-14

Seminars are held on Mondays at 5:15pm in the Alison Richard Building on the University's Sidgwick Site. All are welcome. Refreshments are served after each seminar. Find out more about the Open Seminar and the Centre's other events.

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Research Facilities

Postgraduate students and visitors at the Centre of Latin American Studies, recently relocated to the University's newest building, have access to excellent facilities across the university. The world-famous University Library is home to 6 million volumes while the Centre also has its own library and an extensive film collection.

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Latest news

Job opportunity: Part-time Research Network Coordinator

A Research Network Coordinator is sought for the international AHRC-funded Research Network on Science in Text and Culture in Latin America, to begin work on 1 September 2014.

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Indigenous Media, Friday 25 April, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge

Discussing how indigenous peoples use both traditional and new media to combat discrimination, advocate for resources and rights, and preserve their cultures, languages, and aesthetic traditions.

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The Figure of the Child in Contemporary Latin American Visual Cultures - Registration now open! 

A conference aiming to provide a forum for the burgeoning discussion on childhood and adolescence in recent Latin American visual cultures, including keynote addresses from Debbie Martin (UCL) and Carolina Rocha (University of Southern Illinois Edwardsville).
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Recent publications from staff teaching at the Centre

The Centre is pleased to announce new publications from Dr Joanna Page, Senior Lecturer at the Centre; current CLAS Director, Dr Charles Jones; former CLAS PhD student, Ed King; as well as other staff teaching at the Centre: Geoffrey Kantaris, Rory O'Bryen and Erica Segre.

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Palabras errantes is a collaborative online project, launched by current PhD students at the Centre of Latin American Studies, Cambridge, to publish contemporary Latin American literature in translation.

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Pulsamérica, founded by CLAS MPhil students in 2011, is a Latin American news link that provides a succinct, impartial summary of the week’s news on a country by country basis.

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