Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
The Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies (CLACLS) promotes research, training, and public engagement on the histories, cultures, and politics of Latin American and Caribbean peoples across the Americas and throughout the world.
Bridging the divide that historically has separated Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies as institutionalized knowledge formations with distinctive intellectual genealogies, political trajectories, and bureaucratic moorings at U.S. universities is central to our mission. The Center seeks to be a hemispheric, cross-border space for critical reflection, exchange, and intellectual production. We aim to engage in genuine interdisciplinary work, fostering the creative convergence of discipline-based knowledge. CLACLS is committed to sustaining links with Latin American and Caribbean communities in the United States and across the Americas, as well as to bringing the alternative knowledge produced in those communities to bear on our teaching and research.