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Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies

Brief historical introduction

Scholars and students at the University of Toronto have studied Latin America for many years. The strength of the collection of Latin American materials in the University of Toronto Libraries has long provided the vital base for study of the region. Efforts to create a University community of Latin Americanists began in the 1960s: hirings in the Faculty of Arts and Science, distinguished visiting professors from Latin America, and a seminar devoted to the study of Brazil were among the significant accomplishments of this time.