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Welcome, Bienvenidos, Bem-vindos!

Please accept our hearty welcome to the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin. LLILAS is an interdisciplinary organization founded in 1940, within the College of Liberal Arts, which integrates more than 30 academic departments across the university. We offer programs that lead to BA, MA, and PhD degrees, and dual MA degree programs with Business, Communication, Community and Regional Planning, Law, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. More . . .

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Summer 2015 Program in Rio de Janeiro

Photo by Dmitry V. Petrenko

LLILAS faculty associate João Vargas will lead a study abroad program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the summer of 2015. Vargas is an associate professor of anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies.

Argentine Music and Literature To Be on Display at October 16 Event

Rayuela manuscript pages and first edition (photo by Robert Esparza)

Icons of Argentine music and letters will be the focus of Celebrating Argentina: An Evening of Tango, Literature, and Food. Focusing on the lyrics, music, and dance of tango, as well as an archival gem—Julio Cortázar’s original manuscript of the novel Rayuela—the event offers something to appeal to all five of the senses.

LLILAS Executive Committee and Mexican Center Condemn Violent Repression of Students in Mexican State of Guerrero

LLILAS students protest in solidarity with 43 missing Mexican students (photo by Kate Layton)

We are pained and outraged by the news of the recent murder of six and disappearance of 43 normalista students from the Escuela Normal Rural “Raúl Isidro Burgos” in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, reportedly at the hand of local police forces.

LLILAS and Geography Professors Visit New Potential Study Site in Puerto Rico


Professors Carlos Ramos-Scharrón, Eugenio Arima, Edgardo Latrubesse, and Ken Young recently visited Puerto Rico as part of current efforts to develop a new research project with local partners from the University of Puerto Rico’s Río Piedras and Mayagüez campuses and the U.S. Forest Service’s International Institute of Tropical Forestry.

Javier Auyero Named LLILAS Benson Associate Director for Public Programs


Javier Auyero, the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Sociology, has been named Associate Director for Public Programs at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections.


Mon • Nov 3

Info Session: "Summer Study in Rio de...

BEL 232
12:00 PM

Tue • Nov 4

Lecture: “A Prolific Woman Novelist...

BEN 2.104
4:00 PM

Wed • Nov 5

Performance: "Hispanic Caribbean...

Bates Recital Hall
7:30 PM

Fri • Nov 7

Lecture: "Autocracy and Redistribution:...

BAT 5.108
12:00 PM
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