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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.
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
Portal Magazine Online
The latest issue of LLILAS Benson's annual magazine features articles by students, faculty, and staff; interviews; and collection highlights. READ • Gioconda Belli: "7 Preguntas"• Gustavo Fuchs: "Finding God over the Airwaves" • Ana Kearney: "The Adoption Story at the Center of My Thesis" • Daniel Party: "On Víctor Jara and the Many Facets of Musicology" . . . and much more!
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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