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.

Upcoming Events

Latin American Film Festival 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Latin American Film Festival November 16 through 18

The 5th Annual Latin American Film Festival is taking place at California State University Northridge from November 16 through 18, 2018. Sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and UNAM Los Angeles, this three day event features award-winning Latin American films that have been selected to represent their countries at the 2019 Academy Awards. For more information and to RSVP, please Read more