The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies of the Great Plains—OLLAS (pronounced "oy-yas")—at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) was established in 2003 with the support of UNO faculty, staff, and students as well as the metropolitan community. OLLAS has helped fill a void in the Nebraska and Great Plains region's infrastructure dedicated to the productive incorporation of the new and growing Latino population into the political, economic, and social life of the region. The office is dedicated to developing our institutional capacities and academic initiatives aimed at improving our understanding of Latino/Latin American issues and populations within and across borders. OLLAS’ mission is to combine academic excellence with real-world engagement in order to enhance our understanding of Latino/Latin American peoples and critical issues.

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Latino/Latin American Faculty Books and Monographs

Latino/Latin American Studies Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Latino/Latin American Studies Faculty Publications

OLLAS Reports & Publications