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

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.

CAS Class of 2016

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

Fall 2016 Student Symposium

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:45pm

Fall 2016 student symposium

This event will showcase the research projects by students enrolled in the Central American Studies Research seminar on Central American Literature (CAS 421).  Sponsored by Central American Studies Program in an effort to promote academic excellence. Read more

Mental Health & Latino Students

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Mental Health & Latino Students flyer

All are invited as we explore the implications of the Latino community and culture surrounding mental health, and the impact on college student success. Read more

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