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Latin American Studies

Director of the Center: Herbert S. Klein

Associate Director: Megan Gorman

Visiting Professors: Alexander Galetovic, Mauro Galetti, María Emma Mannerrelli, Sonia Rocha, Ernesto Schargrodsky, Juan Alfredo Tirao, José Luis Villacañas

Affiliated Faculty and Staff:

Anthropology: Clifford R. Barnett (emeritus), George Collier (emeritus), William H. Durham, James A. Fox, Dominique Irvine, John W. Rick, Ian Robertson

Art and Art History: Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz

Biology: Gretchen Daily, Rodolfo Dirzo, Harold Mooney, Peter Vitousek, Virginia Walbot

Comparative Literature: Roland Greene, Hans U. Gumbrecht

Earth Sciences, School of: Pamela Matson

Economics: Roger Noll (emeritus), Clark Reynolds (emeritus)

Education, School of: Martin Carnoy, Amado Padilla

Engineering, School of: Adrian Lew, Leonard Ortolano

English: Ramón Saldívar (also Comparative Literature)

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies: Rosamond Naylor, David Victor

History: Zephyr Frank, Tamar Herzog, Herbert S. Klein

Hoover Institute: William Ratliff

Human Biology: Anne Firth Murray

Language Center, Special Languages Program: José Carlos Fajardo

Law, School of: Thomas C. Heller

Linguistics: John Rickford

Medicine, School of: Victor F. Froelicher, Evaleen K. Jones, Samuel LeBaron, Grant Miller, Julie Parsonnet, Paul Wise

Political Science: Alberto Díaz-Cayeros, Terry Karl, Beatriz Magaloni, Robert Packenham (emeritus), Michael Tomz

Religious Studies: Thomas Sheehan

Sociology: Alex Inkeles (emeritus), Michael Rosenfeld

Spanish and Portuguese: Caridad Kenna, Alice Miano, Otilia Perales, Michael P. Predmore, Joan Ramon Resina, Jorge Ruffinelli, Ana Sierra, Lisa Surwillo, Guadalupe Valdés (also School of Education), Lyris Wiedemann, Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano

Stanford University Libraries: Adán Griego, Robert Trujillo

Center Offices: Bolívar House, 582 Alvarado Row

Mail Code: 94305-8545

Department Phone: (650) 723-4444

Web Site:

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) supports research and teaching on Latin America by the faculty and students of Stanford in all fields of study. Field research, language training, and interdisciplinary approaches are stressed in the Latin American Studies program, which draws on the strength and diversity of its nationally recognized faculty affiliates and substantial library holdings on Latin America. These resources are enhanced by the Tinker Visiting Professorship in Latin American Studies and the Nabuco Visiting Chair in Brazilian Studies, which bring distinguished Latin American scholars to teach at Stanford each year.

The center's resources include funds used in support of student and faculty activities and classes in and about Latin America, visiting professors and scholars, and various forms of public outreach. CLAS also devotes resources to Iberian and Caribbean studies. The center offers an undergraduate minor, an undergraduate honors program, and a master's degree in Latin American Studies.

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