Claudia Lau

Academic Advisor, Instructor of Asian Studies Program

Politics and International Relations

Office: SIPA 505

Phone: 305-348-1914



Claudia Lau is noted for her very multicultural background; she is a Chinese descendent who was born in Brazil, raised in Argentina, attended college in Taiwan, and now lives in Miami, Florida. She has a deep understanding about both Western and Eastern culture and has developed several Asian Studies courses incorporating Global Learning elements that give students a broad global perspective. Because of her background plus her strong interest in languages, Lau is a full polyglot who speaks six languages: Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, and Japanese.