Above all, CLAS is a place of gathering.
Students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars from throughout the Americas
come here to teach, study, and expand their knowledge through our many programs and events.

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News & Announcements

CLAS is pleased to announce the 2019 competition for  student travel grants to Latin America & the Caribbean.

The 2017–18 issue of the CLAS newsletter, which serves as a year-in-review, is now available here.

CLAS faculty have recently been featured in the news—from the Folha de São Paulo to op-eds in Foreign Policy.

Learn more about the undergraduate major and minor programs in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the 2018 major/minor open house!

Events Calendar

Multimedia

Contextos: Past and Present Perceptions of the “Police Problem” in Mexico City

Keegan Boyar, PhD Candidate in History, examines the institutional and social construction of public order and security in Mexico City.

EntreVistas, episode 2: Participatory Security in Latin America

Yanilda María González, School of Social Service Administration, discusses her research on participatory security in Buenos Aires, São Paulo, and Bogotá. Full conversation here.here.

Contextos: Of fruit and flesh, bananas and bodies

Maggie Borowitz, PhD Student in Art History, interprets Jose Alejandro Restrepo's immersive installation, Musa Paradisiaca.

EntreVistas, episode 1: Monumental Anxieties

Miguel Caballero, Collegiate Assistant Professor of Humanities, is currently completing a book manuscript titled Monumental Anxieties, on the controversy of monumentality and the reinvention of monuments between the 1920s and 1970s.

Contextos: Announcing Our Podcast, EntreVistas

The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce the launch of EntreVistas, the CLAS podcast. Our May Contextos blog post is dedicated to the first EntreVistas episode which features Miguel Caballero Vazquez (Humanities, UChicago)In this latest post, CLAS communications assistant Ámber Miranzo, LACS MA’ 18, guides you through the launching of EntreVistas and introduces you to the new podcast series

Contextos: Following the Chocolate Trail

Kerry LePain, LACS MA'17, takes the reader on a journey through the chocolate trail in the Amazon.

Contextos: La Saya

Danielle M. Roper, Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar, Romance Languages and Literatures enthusiastically writes about the music of Bolivia's black populace, "saya."

Contextos: Imperial Government in Spanish America

Fidel J. Tavárez, Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar, History, writes about the nuevo sistema in Spanish America.

 

CLAS by the Numbers

50
Years—CLAS was founded in 1968
52
Affiliated Faculty—across the University
92
Events in 2017-18—lectures, conferences, film screenings and more
73
Latin America-focused Courses in 2017-18—offered across disciplines