Central American Studies

  • cas, causa, and carecen summer 2018 community workshop

    CAS, CAUSA, and CARECEN Summer 2018 Community Workshop

  • 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.