Latin American Studies

Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy

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Campus address: Sid Richardson Hall (SRH) 1.301, phone (512) 232-2402, fax (512) 471-3090; campus mail code: D0800

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, 2300 Red River Street Stop D0800, Austin TX 78712


Facilities for Graduate Work

The Benson Latin American Collection is the most complete library of its kind in the United States, containing more than 800,000 volumes of printed material in addition to manuscripts, maps, newspapers, and microfilms. Of special interest are the 20,000 reels of microfilm copies of archival material sourced in Mexico, Spain, England, and Washington DC. Other campus libraries, including the Perry-Castañeda Library, the Fine Arts Library, the Walter Geology Library, and the Architecture and Planning Library, contain additional Latin American material. Students also have access to a variety of electronic journals, books, and bibliographic tools through the University Libraries website.

About 65 faculty members regularly teach courses dealing with Latin America, and some 150 additional faculty members have Latin American interests in a wide variety of fields.

Areas of Study

Graduate work toward a degree in Latin American studies may be concentrated in any academic area in which courses with Latin American content are offered.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2021 semester.

Omoniyi Afolabi
Ricardo C Ainslie
Chad Alvarez
Rosental C Alves
Ronald J Angel
Eugenio Yatsuda Arima
Jossianna Arroyo Martinez
Javier Auyero
Sheryl Luzzadder Beach
Charles E Berg
Marion Enid Bodian
Jason R Borge
Daniel M Brinks
Jonathan C Brown
Virginia Garrard Burnett
Matthew J Butler
Esther Calzada
Jorge Canizares
David Cannatella
Paola Canova
Luis Ernesto Carcamo-Huechante
Jason Cons
Ronald Covey
Kelley A Crews
Jonathan Crosson
Megan J Crowhurst
Ian W Dalziel
Donna De Cesare
Susan Deans-Smith
Lina Maria Del castillo
Anthony F Di Fiore
Henry A Dietz
Hector Dominguez-Ruvalcaba
William Doolittle
David J Eaton
Zachary S Elkins
Nora C England
Karen Engle
Patience L Epps
George F Flaherty
Kenneth Flamm
Richard R Flores
Daniel G Fridman
Seth W Garfield
Lyndon K Gill
Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez
Edmund T Gordon
Kenneth F Greene
Julia E Guernsey
Lauren E Gulbas
Laura G Gutierrez
Patricia I Hansen
Brian K Horton
Wendy A Hunter
Benjamin Ibarra Sevilla
Orlando R Kelm
Gregory W Knapp
Dale A Koike
Fernando Luiz Lara
Daniel A Law
David L Leal
Lorraine Leu
Leigh L Linden
Naomi E Lindstrom
Sarah L Lopez
Raul L Madrid
Minkah Makalani
Leticia Junqueira Marteleto
Kelly McDonough
Martha Menchaca
Sofian Merabet
Juan Miro
Robin D Moore
Marcelo Paixao
Jose L Panero
Gabriela Polit
Joseph E Potter
Carlos E Ramos
Enrique R Rodriguez
Nestor P Rodriguez
Victoria E Rodriguez
Sergio Romero
Sonia Roncador
Cesar A Salgado
Roxanne Schroeder-Arce
Sandro Sessarego
Bjorn Ingmunn Sletto
Christen Anne Smith
Patricia Ann Somers
Kathleen C Stewart
Chandler W Stolp
Joseph Straubhaar
David S Stuart
Almeida J Toribio
Rebecca M Torres
Luis Urrieta
Fred Valdez Jr
Ann Twinam Villalon
Maria D Wade
Peter Ward
Catherine Elizabeth Weaver
Kurt G Weyland
Jennifer M Wilks
Patricia A Wilson
Robert H Wilson
Anthony C Woodbury
Kenneth R Young
Emilio Zamora
Luis H Zayas

Admission Requirements

The entering master’s degree student must have a bachelor’s degree, with a major in any discipline. Reading and speaking knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is required.

Students must hold a master’s degree by the time they enter the doctoral program. On rare occasions, admission to the doctoral program may be granted to students without a master's degree; such students are required to earn the master's degree en route to the PhD.