• Rubén Hernández-León
    Professor of Sociology and Director, Latin American Institute
  • Bryan Pitts
    Assistant Director, Latin American Institute
  • Bonnie Taub
    Associate Director, Latin American Institute; Co-Chair, Academic Programs - Latin American Studies M.A.

Research Programs

Center for Southern Cone Studies
Center for Mexican Studies
Center for Brazilian Studies
  • Susanna Hecht
    Professor of Urban Planning; Director, Center for Brazilian Studies
Program on Caribbean Studies

Latin American Studies Interdepartmental Degree Program

Library Staff

  • Jennifer Osorio
    Head, International Studies, Interim Librarian for Latin American Studies and Spanish/Portuguese; Asian American Studies

Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) Staff

Affiliated Faculty

The Latin American Institute provides an institutional base of support for UCLA's community of faculty Latin Americanists in more than thirty disciplines and professional fields in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and professions who conduct research and teach on Latin America and its role in the world. Meet LAI Faculty »