"América Invertida" von Joaquín Torres García (1943)

Latin America Center

LZZ – Latin American Center Zurich

Lead: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Founded: 2016

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Adriana López-Labourdette, Institute of Romance Studies (Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Kabatek, Institute of Romance Studies (Deputy Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Berndt, Department of Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Elisabetta Fiocchi, Institute of Law (Legal History)
  • Prof. Dr. Max Gassmann, Institute of Veterinary Physiology
  • Prof. Dr. Eduardo Jorge de Oliveira, Institute of Romance Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Marcelo Sánchez, Paleontological Institute and Museum

Latin American Studies at the UZH

At the LZZ, researchers from the humanities, social and exact sciences, approach Latin America from an interdisciplinary vantage point, as a laboratory of modernity and globalization. For us, the region is not just an object of research; rather, Latin America is a partner in a dialogue, which has consistently developed heterodox, cutting-edge answers to questions of cultural heterogeneity, social and ecological sustainability, democracy and urbanism. The LZZ explores these intersections between cultural and political, socio-economic and ecological processes