The Center for Latin American Studies was one of the first of its kind in the United States. Its core faculty bring together diverse scholarly interests with a focus on Latin America, and adjunct faculty drawn from the Washington, D.C. area supplement their offerings.
CLAS is pleased to welcome Dr. Jenny Guardado to our faculty as Assistant Professor of Political Economy. Please see a brief bio below.
Jenny Guardado will join the Center for Latin American Studies in Fall 2015 as an assistant professor of political economy. Dr. Guardado completed her PhD in Political Science at New York University in 2014 and spent the 2014-2015 academic year at the Harris School of Public Policy – University of Chicago as a postdoctoral scholar. Her research focuses on the politics of economic development and armed conflict. In her dissertation she draws on original data on sub-national governance during the late 17th and 18th centuries to advance an explanation for why we observe substantial differences in the levels of economic development within former Spanish colonies in the Americas. Dr. Guardado’s research on long-term economic development and corruption in Peru has been awarded the Pi Sigma Alpha Award for best paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting in 2013. Her work on land tenure in Peru was awarded the Oliver A. Williamson Prize for best paper presented at the International Society for New Institutional Economics Conference in 2014.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GRADUATING STUDENTS FROM OUR MASTER OF ARTS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES - May 2015
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WHO COMPLETED THEIR CERTIFICATE IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES - May 2015
2015 CLAS SUMMER PROGRAMS IN BRAZIL, CHILE & COLOMBIA (study abroad and internship opportunities) WE ARE STILL RECEIVING APPLICATIONS!!
Open to all MA or Ph.D. students interested in studying at a leading Latin American university while also participating in professional internships with international organizations, NGO's or host-country governmental agencies. Internships are organized and overseen by CLAS faculty. Upon being admitted to the program, students are enrolled in two Georgetown courses and receive 6 credits that are applicable towards the MALAS and most other graduate degrees (please check with your program).
Find more information and how to apply here!