Central American Studies

  • cas, causa, and carecen summer 2018 community workshop

    CAS, CAUSA, and CARECEN Summer 2018 Community Workshop

  • CAS 366 logo

    Central American Studies 366 offered this Fall 2018

  • Artwork of Beatriz Cortez

    Prof. Beatriz Cortez' Artwork Included in 'Made in L.A.' Exhibition

  • A Map of Memory

    A Personal Cartography of Los Angeles: A Memory Workshop

  • Class of 2018

    Central American Studies - Class of 2018

  • CAUSA members holding pro-immigrant signs
  • High School Conference
  • Keynote speaker Guillermo Herrera

Central American Studies

Welcome to Central American Studies

Class of 2018 with professors

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.

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