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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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Latin American Resources at UT
- Benson Latin American Collection
- Blanton Museum of Art
- The Mesoamerica Center
- Primeros Libros
Each spring the College of Liberal Arts honors as Dean’s Distinguished Graduates twelve graduating seniors who have proved themselves outstanding in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service. This year one of those chosen is a LLILAS student, Travis Knoll.
LLILAS is pleased to announce the first-ever recipients of the Brazil Center Scholarship for Graduate Students. Congratulations to Justin Laue (Department of Geography and the Environment) and Eyal Weinberg (Department of History).
Several LLILAS Benson digital initiatives were prominently featured at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries held in Austin May 7–8, 2013. In a session on May 7, LLILAS Benson GRA Nicholas Woodward delivered a presentation titled, “Crowdsourcing + Machine Learning: Building an Application to Covert Scanned Documents to Text.”
Due to their wide range of expertise, LLILAS faculty are frequently called upon to discuss Latin America–related issues in the media, as well as receiving recognition for their contributions to Latin American Studies. Featured here are some of our most recent faculty in the news.
Jorge Derpic, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, has been awarded the first Beca Anfibia, a summer stipend that supports a UT graduate student in the writing of a "crónica," or short essay, for a broad audience. The idea for the pilot scholarship grew out of a workshop taught by Chilean journalist and writer Cristian Alarcón, Visiting Resource Professor at LLILAS during spring 2013.