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

Class of 2017

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

Upcoming Events

Memory, Culture, and Identity in El Salvador—Carlos Henríquez Consalvi, director and founder of the Museum of Word and Image

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Carlos Henríquez Consalvi,

A presentation by Carlos Henríquez Consalvi, director and founder of the Museum of Word and Image.  Carlos Henríquez Consalvi “Santiago” was born in the Venezuelan Andes. He studied journalism in Caracas. In 1972, he traveled to Managua—destroyed by the earthquake—to help the victims. Later, he got involved as a journalist in the opposition against the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza. In 1979, after the fall of the dictatorship, he participated in the establishment of alternative media in the region. Read more