The University of Chicago has a long and distinguished tradition as a center of scholarship and teaching on the history of Latin America. Chicago alumni hold faculty appointments in colleges and universities throughout the United States and Latin America. Our faculty's research interests are broad, diverse, and interdisciplinary—both thematically (intellectual, cultural, social, legal, political, and economic history) and chronologically (sixteenth century–present). Our principal strengths are in Mexico and Brazil, but our students also produce innovative scholarship on South American, Central American, and Caribbean history. With excellent library and language training resources and a rich program of seminars, colloquia, lectures, workshops, and conferences, Chicago offers superb opportunities for advanced learning and original research on Latin America's distant and recent past.