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 partnering with UChicago Presents to host a series of lunch talks as part of

Monday, October 14, 4:30–5:30pm. Come learn more about the undergraduate major and minor programs in Latin American and Caribbean Studies!

Over the summer, CLAS welcomed a new assistant instructional professor, student affairs coordinator, and librarian.

Events Calendar


Contextos: Slave Nostalgia: When the Plantation Doctor Tries to Read the Minds of the Enslaved

Isabela Fraga, PhD Student in Romance Languages & Literatures, on death from nostalgia.

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.

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.


CLAS by the Numbers

Years—CLAS was founded in 1968
Affiliated Faculty—across the University
Events in 2018-19—lectures, conferences, film screenings and more
Latin America-focused Courses in 2018-19—offered across disciplines