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Sydney University Research Community for Latin America

Advancing knowledge of Latin America in Australia
We are an academic research network encouraging ideas, debate and research strategies. Our members come from history, sociology, anthropology, political sciences, gender studies, media and cultural and literary studies.

About us

We provide a dynamic forum for scholarly communication and interaction with the common goal of advancing knowledge of Latin America in Australia. 

We promote interdisciplinary research and teaching on Latin America. While we are based at the University of Sydney, we foster academic and cultural links with other Australian institutions as well as bringing students and scholars from different Latin American countries to the University.

We are the nation's leader in Latin American Studies research*, and aim to establish links with professional and community-based organisations and institutions as a way of increasing the visibility of the University of Sydney's significant expertise in Latin American Studies.

Our people

Our events

We offer a series of research seminars and cultural events and invite staff, students and colleagues from other universities and the general public to attend.

Where Are We Heading?’ The state and future of Iberian and Latin American research in Australia and New Zealand

When: Wednesday 26 April 2023, 5pm AEST
Where: Online via Zoom

The Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia (AILASA), together with the New Zealand Centre for Latin American Studies (NZCLAS) and the Sydney University Research Community Latin America (SURCLA) presents an online symposium to showcase and promote current HDR and ECR research projects that are driving the future of Iberian and Latin American research in Australia and New Zealand.

Learn more

*The Australian Research special report 2019–2020


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Dr Fernanda Penaloza, Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies
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