Central American Studies

  • CAS faculty
  • FASO Libre conference (Douglas Carranza)
  • Central American Studies Class of 2014
  • Frente Indigena, May 1
  • Garifuna Dance Company
  • Solelinda's event
  • Students who worked in community service go camping.

Central American Studies

CSUN Professor Beatriz Cortez’s ‘Nomad World’ Art Exhibit Offers Kaleidoscopic View of Multiculturalism

Beatriz CortezCalifornia State University, Northridge Central American studies professor, Beatriz Cortez, challenges viewers to explore the various psychological and physical realities of multiculturalism with her latest mixed media interactive art exhibition.

The show, “Nomad World,” currently at the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, includes five sculptures/installations on display through March 12. Nomad World - Beatriz Cortez - continues

Gene Lefebvre, Co-Founder of No More Deaths

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

No More Deaths

No More Deaths is a humanitarian organization dedicated to stepping up efforts to stop the deaths of migrants in the desert and to achieving comprehensive immigration reform. Gene Lefebvre is a Presbyterian minister who has been involved in several social justice issues: civil rights, peace, LGBT, Read more

Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 11:00am

Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley

A film by Jesse Freeston.  "Remarkable" - Tariq Ali. "Powerful" - Laura Flanders. "Gripping" - The Nation. "Illustrates the urgency and possible beauty of struggles for justice in our era." - Stefan Christoff. Th Read more


Welcome to Central American Studies

The Department of Central American Studies has a tri-fold mission: to empower the large and growing Central American community in the United States by promoting academic excellence, community involvement, and cultural diversity; to open spaces of global citizenship and dialogue between academia and society that contribute to the construction of a Central American transnational identity; and to promote an understanding and appreciation of the diverse Central American cultures, ethnicities, experiences, and worldviews from an interdisciplinary global perspective.

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