Latino Studies at UT

Born out of the activism of the civil rights movement, the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) was established in June 1970, with Professor Américo Paredes as one of its principal founders and first director. The establishment of CMAS represents the institutional recognition that the Mexican American people are important in the history of the United States. CMAS engages in community outreach efforts throughout the academic year that include hosting various lecture series, organizing an extensive public programming calendar, and fostering a variety of community and research partnerships. We thank you for visiting our Facebook page and invite you to learn more about CMAS and Mexican American studies at The University of Texas at Austin.


We are the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Dept of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, & the Latino Research Initiative at UT Austin.

Working Hours

Monday: 08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 17:00 - 17:00
Friday: 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED