Latest News and Announcements
New Library Acquisitions
New Library Acquisitions | OctoberEach month the library publishes new acquisitions to the library website. Check out the new October additions in Latin American Studies here.
Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago
CLAS welcomes Professor Lilia Fernández to campus. Fernández will be here for the next session of the Mexican Studies Seminar, hosted by the Katz Center for Mexican Studies. Fernández is an associate professor at the Department of History and Latino/a Studies Program at The Ohio State University. She will deliver a talk titled "Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago," based on her recently published book by the same name. The book provides the first history of the communities and identities forged by Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Chicago post-World War II
2013-14 Call for Proposals
CLAS regularly hosts and cosponsors a variety of programs to promote the study and learning of Latin America. For the 2013-14 academic year CLAS will be accepting proposals for events from UChicago faculty and students. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Please review the call for proposals for more details.
2012-13 Newsletter Now Available
The CLAS 2012-13 newsletter is now available for download. Please access the newsletter here. Hardcopies of it can be made available upon request. We hope you will enjoy reviewing the past academic year and join us for an exciting 2013-14!
Summer Teacher Institute Educator Resources Now Available
On July 9, 2013, Dain Borges, professor of History at the University of Chicago, presented the teacher training lecture “Drought in 1877 and Cholera in 1991: Victorian Governments and Privatized Governments in Latin America.” The lecture was organized by CLAS and presented as part of the Summer Teacher Institute focusing on "Natural Disasters & Social Responses."
CLAS publishes new website for Master of Arts Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
CLAS is pleased to announce the publication of its new MA program-specific website. The new website, http://maclas.uchicago.edu, is intended to make information related to the MA program more accessible to prospective students, current students and alumni alike. A new site element we are particularly enthusiastic about is the MA alumni careers page, which features information about where our alumni are, what they are publishing, and how the MA program impacted their careers. This section also features a