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LAS @ UT
LLILAS offers interdisciplinary degrees in Latin American Studies at the bachelor's, master's, and PhD level. Learn about our student programs and contact us with questions.Student Programs Page
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
Miguel Gutiérrez Jr. (LLILAS and Journalism MA, 2015) is a photographer, videographer, and photojournalist who currently lives and works in Sacramento, CA. Read an interview.More Alumni Stories
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
- Visiting Academics
LLILAS supports the scholarly excellence of UT Latin Americanists by providing funding to conduct research in Latin America and the Caribbean. View recent faculty awardees.
- Faculty Research Awards
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.
- Grant-funded Projects
In January 2023, LLILAS announced the receipt of a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Pido la Palabra: A Texas Prison Literature Project for Social Justice and the Literary Imagination. Read about the grant here.
In 2022, LLILAS and LLILAS Benson were awarded the prestigious Comprehensive National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies grants from the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI. Read more here.
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Portal Magazine Online
Read the latest issue of LLILAS Benson's annual magazine, featuring articles by students, faculty, and staff; interviews; and collection highlights. View Portal online.
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