• Karen Nielsen co-authors new Zika study
    Nov. 12, 2018. The New England Journal of Medicine published a study showing 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika in utero in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, developed severe abnormalities. The collaborative research study was co-authored by Nielsen, former director of Center for Brazilian Studies, and a team of M.D.s and Ph.Ds. from Brazil and the United States.

  • Living and Writing in Havana
    Cuban writer Leonardo Padura and filmmaker, scriptwriter Lucia Lopez Coll discuss contemporary ideas of writing in Havana.

  • Veronica Cortinez publishes new book
    The edited volume explores the cinematography of Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.

  • UCLA and an international career were not on his radar screen
    After earning a B.A. in Latin American Studies at UCLA in 1996, John Arboleda built a career in higher education in the U.S. and Europe. He now serves as director of special projects & innovation at Instituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona and runs a consulting company based in Spain.

  • UCLA Tops REMEZCLA's List of Latin American Studies Programs
    Latin American Studies at UCLA #1 for Latino millennial digital publisher, REMEZCLA

  • American Society for Ethnohistory
    UCLA faculty, students, and alumni will present at American Society for Ethnohistory's Annual Meeting in Oaxaca.

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Writing contemporary indigenous ethnography

Mariana Bayo Mora described a decade of ethnographic research with the Tsetal and Tojolabal peoples of the Zapatista territory in Chiapas, Mexico, as a collaborative experience in which the indigenous communities insisted on shaping her research methods.

Veronica Cortinez publishes new book

The edited volume explores the cinematography of Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.

UCLA and an international career were not on his radar screen

After earning a B.A. in Latin American Studies at UCLA in 1996, John Arboleda built a career in higher education in the U.S. and Europe. He now serves as director of special projects & innovation at Instituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona and runs a consulting company based in Spain.

UCLA Tops REMEZCLA's List of Latin American Studies Programs

Latin American Studies at UCLA #1 for Latino millennial digital publisher, REMEZCLA

American Society for Ethnohistory

UCLA faculty, students, and alumni will present at American Society for Ethnohistory's Annual Meeting in Oaxaca.

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