Our Mission

CLAS' mission is to foster an academic community that serves as a multidisciplinary platform to enable learning from and engaging with the Americas, understood as the diverse ethnic, linguistic, cultural, biological and historical geography shared with the United States and Canada. CLAS is committed to “promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity and civilization” (Stanford University founding grant) and to advance scientific knowledge that strengthens social, economic and environmental justice, sustainability, inclusion and democracy in our hemisphere.

Learn more about our mission and history

M.A. Program

Bolivar House

Minor Program

Annual Report

2021-22 Tinker Visiting Professors

 Cristián Bellei Carvacho is Associate Researcher at the Center for Advanced Research in Education and Professor at the University of Chile. Read more about him here.
Claudia Nunes Duarte dos Santos received her  PhD. in Molecular Virology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1994). Read more about her here.

2021-22 Visiting Professors

Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo earned her doctorate in anthropology from Stanford University in 1996. Read more about here here.
Carolina Parra received her PhD in Applied Physics from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María USM (2009). Read more about her here.
Enzo Sauma is a Professor of the School of Engineering and the Director of the UC Energy Research Center at…


  • Awards
The Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University is excited to announce our Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies graduate and undergraduate student fellows. The Summer
  • Announcements
The Tinker Field Research Collaborative has just released its first podcast on Tinker Graduate Field Research Grants (TGFR) and past grantees' research on climate and the environment. 
By CLAS Director Alberto Díaz-Cayeros


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