The Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America
Proyecto sobre Ethnicidad y Raza en America Latina
Projeto sobre Etnicidade e Raça na América Latina
Latin America is known for its racial and ethnic diversity. Based on the best and most recent data, about 40 million of the 550 million people in Latin America are indigenous and about 130 million are afro-descendants.
PERLA’s goal is to empirically examine numerous dimensions of race and ethnicity across Latin America.
The project is directed by Edward Telles, Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara and is being conducted in collaboration with researchers from Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States
Edward Telles and the Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America (PERLA)A richly revealing analysis of contemporary attitudes toward ethnicity and race in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, four of Latin America's most populous nations.