Institute of Latin American Studies
University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

T: +44 (0)20 7862 8870

The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) was founded in 1965. Between 2004 and 2013 it formed part of the Institute for the Study of the Americas.

ILAS occupies a unique position at the core of academic study of Latin America in the UK. Internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for research facilitation, it serves the wider community by organising academic events, providing online research resources, publishing scholarship, and hosting visiting fellows. It possesses a world-class library dedicated to the study of Latin America and is the administrative home of the highly respected Journal of Latin American Studies.

The Institute supports scholarship across a wide range of subject fields in the humanities and cognate social sciences and actively maintains and builds ties with cultural, diplomatic, and business organisations with interests in Latin America.

The Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies is Professor Linda Newson.


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