News and Announcements

Contextos: CLAS Blog Features New Post

Mollie McFee, PhD Candidate for the Department of Comparative Literature, shares her experiences exploring Haitian Creole in her research and academic studies: "The Akademi Kreyòl Ayisyen: Haiti's Language Receives New Prominence". Read more here.

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New Video: What Is the Latino Vote?

Video is now available from our panel on the Latino vote, featuring Geraldo L. Cadava, Northwestern University; G. Cristina Mora, University of California, Berkeley; Jesús “Chuy” García, Cook County Commissioner and moderator Emilio Kourí, University of Chicago.

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Workshop: Linguistic and Other Cultural Exchanges across Brazilian History: The Indigenous Role

On October 28-29, CLAS, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities will present a workshop that brings together linguists, anthropologists, and historians, working from different perspectives, for an interdisciplinary conversation on the situations surrounding indigenous people’s contacts and exchanges with others across Brazilian history.

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Latin America UChicago Is Now Available

The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce the release of the 2015–2016 edition of Latin America UChicago. This annual publication features news and stories about our affiliated faculty, visiting professors, and students, as well as the Center’s academic and public engagement activities.

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Latin America in Chicago: Current Events, Activities & Exhibitions

Chicago is the third most populous city in the US and it is widely regarded as an international epicenter for finance, tourism, and culture. This multicultural metropolis is also known for the diversity and distinctive history of its 77 neighborhoods. Since the early twentieth century, Latin America has had a notable and active presence in Chicago. Please visit here for more information about events in Chicago.

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