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The Latin American Studies Program at UC San Diego brings together faculty and research interests from across academic disciplines to further understand the cultural, political, and social environments through the western hemisphere.

The Latin American Studies Program is a proud sponsor of the following upcoming event: 



 Undergraduate Program


Master of Arts in Latin American Studies

  • Choose between 1 & 2 year tracks
  • Specialize in almost any reach internists as it pertains to the Americas
  • Develop a deep connection to faculty with small class size
  • Fund courses and travel with departmental support and on-campus employment

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 Accepting applications for 2018-19. DEADLINE IS APRIL 13, 2018


Latin American Studies Speaker Series:


Erin Tsurumoto Grassi

Human Rights Policy Advisor at Alliance San Diego


DATE: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

TIME: 12:00-1:00pm

LOCATION: Gildred Latin American Studies Building, Cramb Library

Biographical Summary:Erin grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She is biracial (half Japanese American and half White) and fourth generation Japanese American, experiences which helped shape her passion for social justice and racial equality. The first to graduate from college in her immediate family, Erin has a Bachelor's degree from Whittier College in Political Science and Spanish, and a Master's of Art degree from UCSD in Latin American Studies with a concentration in International Migration.  Past internships include the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in the Bay Area, Assemblywoman (now State Senator) Lois Wolk's district office, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva Switzerland.  Prior to joining Alliance San Diego, Erin was a community organizer with Justice Overcoming Boundaries, where she worked with leaders on a variety of issues, including transportation, housing, and immigration.

Alliance San Diego is a community empowerment organization that builds coalitions to promote justice and social change. Through the following areas of focus, mobilizing communities to ensure that all San Diegans reach their full potential: Leadership Development, Policy Advocacy, Communication Strategies, and Civic Engagement.