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

Empire of Borders, Migration, and Climate Change

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Todd Miller: Border Patron Nation (Book cover)

Independent journalist Todd Miller will speak about how the border industrial complex has boomed in the United States since the 1990s, it has created a Border Patrol paranoia in the country, and it has been financed and exported to a world where displacement due to economic, political, and environmental violence has become the norm. Read more