Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies

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Welcome to the Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies (formerly known as Center for Hispanic Studies). The Center’s original name has been modified to reflect more accurately the diversity of people of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal (the Iberian Peninsula), their interconnectedness as well as their vastly different identities and experiences.

The Center was founded in 2001 as a collaborative project involving the Department of Foreign Languages at Kennesaw State University, the Ministry of Education of Spain, and the support of the Office of International Education of the Georgia Board of Regents. Under the new denomination, the Center expands its interdisciplinary platform to promote dialogues and initiatives that increase understanding of the diversity of Latin American and Iberian societies, and their members who live around the world. The Center fosters global engagement by working with international and domestic institutions and organizations on projects that promote cooperation and the production of knowledge on Latin Americans and Iberians, particularly those who make up the Georgia community.

The Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies practices the principles of social inclusion, equity, and civism.

Dr. Audrey García
Interim Director
Associate Professor of Spanish






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