Who We Are and Where We’re Located
Vamos a Leer is overseen by the Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) at the University of New Mexico (UNM).
Because of the geographic location and unique cultural history of New Mexico, UNM has emphasized Latin American Studies since the early 1930s. In 1979, the LAII was founded to coordinate Latin American programs on campus. Designated a National Resource Center (NRC) by the U.S. Department of Education, the LAII offers academic degrees, supports research, provides development opportunities for faculty, and coordinates an outreach program that reaches diverse constituents.
The LAII is committed to expanding awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Latin America and Iberia among diverse constituents. In particular, the LAII works to create a stimulating and supportive environment for K-12 educators so that they can produce, enhance, and expand knowledge of Latin America within their classrooms. To this end we work with educators across grade levels and subject areas, providing them with resources to support their teaching about Latin America.
LAII Supervisor of Community Education Programs
Telephone: (505) 277-7047
You may be interested in contacting us regarding reviewing forthcoming or newly released titles. If this is the case, thanks for thinking of us! Please know that we gladly accept suggestions for books to review. Hard copies are preferred. To send us a book for consideration, please see the mailing instructions on the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute website. Mail should additionally be addressed with “Attn: Keira Philipp-Schnurer.”