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  • Photo of the outside of the Center for Latino Studies room

    Center for Latino Studies, Now Open

    ​Stop by our new space in N1038

  • Photo of students with their paintings

    Students Paint Frida Khalo

    Student artist Charli Díaz led a step-by-step painting tutorial while educating her audience about how Mexican painter Frida Khalo’s experience as a queer woman of color shaped her art.

  • students dancing on UHD's south deck

    Staying Active with Latino Studies

    Fitness leader Yazmin Grepares taught students and staff to dance Cumbia and other high-energy musical genres.

  • Photo of student Charli Diaz her daughter and Dr. Bonnie Lucero

    Honoring Student Parents

    ​Invited scholar Elizabeth O’Brien presented her research on reproductive politics alongside her daughter, Graciela, modeling the centrality of family in her professional success.

  • Veteran Commander Steve Benavides and Dr. Juan Coronado

    Honoring Veterans

    ​Vietnam War Veteran and proud UHD alum Commander Steve Benavides and invited scholar Dr. Juan Coronado discuss Mexican-American participation in the US Armed forces before Dr. Coronado’s public lecture on his recent book.

  • Students and Dr. Lucero with Dr. Salinas' book

    Celebrating Faculty Accomplishments

    ​Over 70 students gathered to learn about Dr. Salvador Salinas’ new book on Mexican environmental history.

​Center for Latino Studies

Mission Statement
To provide an academic space on the UHD campus that promotes and nurtures scholarship, creative work, and community engagement opportunities with a particular focus on the Latino communities in Houston, the United States, and abroad.


  1. To promote and nurture scholarship, creative work, and community engagement opportunities for UHD students, faculty, and visiting scholars and artists.
  2. To provide research opportunities for Student Scholars in the field of Latino/Hispanic/Latin American Studies.
  3. To facilitate educational events that support and are connected to the curriculum in the Latino Studies Track of the B.A. in Humanities.
  4. To build a vibrant community of visitors, faculty, students, Student Scholars, and community organizations that supports and collaborates with the Latino/Hispanic/Latin American community in Houston and beyond.

Visit Us
Center for Latino Studies
One Main Building

Last updated 11/5/2018 7:26 AM