The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) exists to develop research and teaching in Latin American Studies, particularly in the fields of the social sciences and humanities, business and economics. ANCLAS aims to promote mutual interest and exchange between Australian and Latin American scholars and to raise broader public awareness and understanding of Latin America in Australia.

ANCLAS hosts a regular seminar series which includes sponsored visits by Latin Americanists from elsewhere in Australia and overseas. These seminars provide a forum for those working in the field to come together to present and discuss their work. In addition, ANCLAS sponsors various research projects which bring together Australian and international scholars.

ANCLAS is situated at the Australian National University as a Centre within the College of Arts and Social Sciences, hosted in the School of Politics and International Relations. The ANCLAS Advisory Board includes members of the academic, diplomatic and business communities.

For enquiries, please email anclas@anu.edu.au or contact one of our associates directly.

Please direct all postal mail to the ANCLAS postal address:

Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies
The Australian National University  
Haydon-Allen Building #22
Acton ACT 2601


ANCLAS Business Plan

ANCLAS Operational Plan 2017 - 2019 (610K PDF)


Updated:  27 September 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications