Central American Studies

Central American Studies Events

Ronald Morán, Therapy for a Sweet Dream

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Therapy for a Sweet Dream

Therapy for a Sweet Dream explores the disruption of sleep in a dysfunctional world plagued by murder, impunity, and corruption. Taking as a point of departure the popular belief that counting sheep induces sleep, this video installation invites the viewer to count, instead of sheep, former members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS13) as they jump over a fence. Read more


Monday, March 14, 2016 - 4:00pm


The Department of Central American Studies, CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) and Duende CalArts proudly present the world premiere of Shelter, a movement-based theatrical performance that shares stories of the massive human crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border and passing through the U.S. deportation shelter system, unraveling the painful truths of immigration. Read more

Migration, Culture, and Memory

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 9:30am to Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:00pm

CAS Symposium 2016

The Department of Central American Studies Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium 2016. Schedule of symposium follows. Read more