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Dialogues without Borders

Founded in 1992, the Research Center for the Americas (RCA) at the University of California, Santa Cruz advances a broad program of collaborative and interdisciplinary research on Latin America and Chicanx/Latinx Studies, including in the areas of migration, the arts, indigeneity, and California’s Latino and immigrant communitiesWe host world-class scholars, sponsor initiatives between the campus and the community, and mentor undergraduate students interested in research. In 2019, the RCA established the Human Rights Investigations Lab for the Americas, which trains students on how to use the internet as a critical tool for fact finding and evidence gathering for human rights violations and to promote social justice.

The current RCA Director's Initiatives includes the Human Rights Investigations Lab and Brazil Online. The Audio Visual Journalism project published its curriculum in September 2019.


The RCA is proud to sponsor a broad spectrum of events that are open to the public. For a listing of events, please check out News and Events.

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