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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Events Calendar


Contextos: Romance in Absentia: A Cultural History of Puerto Rican Cinema Found and Lost

Pedro Noel Doreste, PhD Student, Cinema and Media Studies, and Dalina Aimée Perdomo, Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, Museum of Contemporary Photography on the "recovery" of Romance Tropical.

Contextos: Land and Water: The Property Dilemma Underlying Mexico City’s Water Crisis
Jack Mensick, MA student, CLAS, on rainwater harvesting in the periphery of Mexico City.
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.

EntreVistas: 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.


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