Graduate work in our preeminent program in Latin American Studies provides outstanding interdisciplinary preparation for students planning a career grounded in the production of distinctive knowledge on a specific topic situated in Latin America, from a fundamentally interdisciplinary perspective.
Undergraduate studies leading to the bachelor of arts degree have been designed to provide both a general, broad-based knowledge of Latin America, through the core curriculum required of all majors, and an opportunity for each student to pursue a more specialized area of interest.
Funding is available from LLILAS for both graduate and undergraduate study, including grants, fellowships, scholarships, and awards.
Internships at LLILAS
LLILAS has an unpaid internship program designed to provide undergraduate UT students with the opportunity to gain professional experience by learning about the work of multiple programs within LLILAS or to develop research skills by working with some of our most distinguished Latin Americanist faculty. Our institute is a vibrant and fast-paced environment where students will have the opportunity to interact with foreign students, visiting Latin American professors, government officials, politicians, and private sector representatives.
Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association (ILASSA)
The Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association (ILASSA) is the representative student body organization. It was formed by graduate students to encourage more active student participation in LLILAS and UT concerning Latin American Studies and to provide a voice regarding the direction of the LLILAS program. ILASSA assists with recruiting and orientation activities and also sends representatives to the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) and other campus activities. Membership is open to all LLILAS graduate students.
Theses and Dissertations
LLILAS graduate students pursue scholarly research in a wide variety of Latin America-related topics. Many of their theses and dissertations are available online through the University of Texas Library.
UT Graduate Latin Americanist Network
The UT Graduate Latin Americanist Network currently includes over 200 graduate students who share information about a wide range of resources and opportunities.
Latin American Studies course listings are available from Spring 2009 to present.