Latin American Studies
Get an introduction to Latin American studies, including Latin America’s countries and indigenous cultures.
- Latin America includes countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico in North America.
- Latin America is often mentioned in tandem with the Iberian Peninsula, a peninsula in southwestern Europe comprising Portugal and Spain. Learn more about this part of the world with Encyclopedia Britannica.
Hispanic Reading Room of the U.S. Library of Congress is a gateway to research on the Caribbean, Latin America and Iberia, covering indigenous culture and heritage, and Latinos in the U.S. and abroad.
Council on Foreign Relations Latin America Studies Program posts “Featured Projects,” covering current events in the region, such as Argentina’s financial crisis, along with research and analysis by CFR’s Latin America Experts.
Discover an assortment of scholarly Latin American studies journals, newsletters and research papers online, many of which are available free of charge.
Yale University Library’s Latin American Collection includes links to selected resources, such as associations and organizations focused on Latin America, country information and literature.
Arachne @ Rutgers (Journal of Iberian and Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies) is a biannually published online journal containing multimedia content focused on “literary and cultural research relating to the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.”
Latin American Development Archive at the University of Texas at San Antonio features data and research papers on Latin American development, which can be browsed by year, name of person or subject.
Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) contains hundreds of thousands of article citations and more than 60,000 links to full text articles from international journals covering Latin America and Latinos in the U.S. Try a free one-month trial subscription or purchase a year subscription for access.
A career in Latin American studies can involve academia, government or nonprofit work. Learn more about Latin American academic programs and careers with the sites below.
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