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Meet the LLILAS Director
Adela Pineda Franco is Lozano Long Endowed Professor in Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies, and director of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin. Learn more.
The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) is a Title VI National Resource Center for Latin American and Caribbean studies and languages. Read about our interdisciplinary programs, our partnership with the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, and more.
Portal Magazine Online
The latest issue of LLILAS Benson's annual magazine features articles by students, faculty, and staff; interviews; and collection highlights. READ • Nohely Guzmán: "Embodied Geographies"• Rodrigo Salido Moulinié: "A Walk with Mauricio Tenorio" • Cindia Arango: "A Town amid the Waters" • Ana Assumpção: "Black Women Who Move Mountains"
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LLILAS and the Benson Latin American Collection provide visiting academics with opportunities ranging from short-term research visits to semester-long visiting professorships.Meet Our Visitors
Undergrads: Interested in Latin American Studies?
The bachelor of arts degree in Latin American Studies provides general, broad-based knowledge of Latin America through an interdisciplinary program. Many students double major in LAS and another field they're interested in. In this video, students and core LLILAS faculty talk about what the LAS major has to offer. Questions? Contact Senior Academic Adviser Freddy Sanchez.Learn About Our Undergraduate Program
Faculty Research Awards
LLILAS supports the scholarly excellence of UT Latin Americanists by providing funding to conduct research in Latin America and the Caribbean.View Faculty Awardees
LLILAS students are scholars and engaged community members. In spring 2023, two were named Dean's Distinguished Graduate and another was recognized for community work.Read About Our Students