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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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Arpilleras Dialogantes/Arpillera Conversations

Thursday 28th May 2015

A seminar/dialogue with the participation of Diamela Eltit (Simón Bolívar Professor 2014-15, CLAS) and Roberta Bacic which incorporates an exhibition of 12 arpilleras from Chile, Peru, Spain, England and Ireland spanning from the times of Chilean dictatorship up to recent conflicts from different places from around the world.

Recent publications from staff teaching at the Centre

The Centre is pleased to announce new publications from Dr Graham Denyer Willis, University Lecturer at the Centre and Dr Joanna Page, our new Director; as well as other staff teaching at CLAS, Dr Gabriela Ramos of History, Dr Charles Jones of POLIS, Dr Ed King, post-doc and former CLAS PhD student, Dr Geoffrey Kantaris, a past Director and valued colleagues, Rory O'Bryen of Spanish and Portuguese and Erica Segre of Trinity College.

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An AHRC-funded international research network which aims to establish a dialogue between the growing number of academic researchers working on the relationship between science and culture in Latin America.

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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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