Latin American Perspectives Lectureship

Every year CLAS invites a Latin American Perspectives Lecturer.  

Stanford faculty interested in inviting an eligible scholar should submit the nomination form below


Thanks to the generous sponsorship from donors of the Latin American Perspectives Journal, Stanford’s Center for Latin American Studies invites both junior and senior Latin Americanist scholars to campus for short term to lecture, teach, and do research at Stanford. Latin American Perspectives Lecturers are invited on the basis of academic qualifications, the quality of research plans, and the relevance of both to the Center's mission and objectives.  Preference is given to scholars of traditionally underrepresented groups who have recently published in the Latin American Perspectives Journal ( 

The Latin American Perspectives Lecturer gives a public lecture, and may teach a one-unit course or co-teach a course with a Stanford faculty, or engage in research at Stanford University for a period of one week, enriching the school´s teaching and research on Latin America, while benefiting from collaborative opportunities and resources at Stanford University. 

Appointees receive a round trip economy class airfare, one week lodging, and a modest stipend.

Office facilities at CLAS may be available as space allows.

Academic Year 2024-25


  • Must hold a doctorate AND a current academic appointment at a university or research institution.
  • Description of the proposed public lecture and any additional academic activities. 
  • Time period (dates) available for this lectureship.
  • Letter of sponsorship from a Stanford University faculty member endorsing the invitation.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of English proficiency may be required (see attachment below) - This requirement is satisfied by 1) a recognized English test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS); 2) a signed document or letter from an academic institution or English school attesting to language proficiency; 3) a documented interview conducted by the nominating faculty, by videoconferencing or by telephone; 4) Graduate studies in English speaking universities

For further information please contact CLAS at clas-visitors [at] (clas-visitors[at]stanford[dot]edu)