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Center for Latin American Studies

STAFF

Natalie Arsenault | Associate Director
e-mail: ncarsenault@uchicago.edu
phone: 773.702.9741

Jamie Gentry | Student Affairs Coordinator (Degree Program Adviser), Office Manager
phone: 773.702.8420

CLAS Website: http://clas.uchicago.edu/

Established in 1968, the University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies provides an intellectual meeting point for members of our University and extended community to study, debate, and shape the big questions surrounding Latin America. CLAS coordinates workshops, seminars and conferences; hosts visiting scholars; and provides financial support for preliminary student field research, library acquisitions, and the development of curricular materials in the less commonly taught languages of the region. In consortium with the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the Center for Latin American Studies has been designated a National Resource Center by the United States Department of Education continuously since 1976. This funding provides a wide range of support, including Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. A full description of Latin American Studies programming is available at the Center’s website, http://clas.uchicago.edu.

The Center sponsors various activities that contribute to the richness of Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago, including the sponsorship of major academic conferences which bring scholars from around the world to examine particular issues in Latin American studies. The Latin American Briefing Series brings renowned figures to campus for public lectures on current affairs in Latin America.

The Center for Latin American Studies administers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs including a BA major program, a BA minor program, a BA to MA program, a Master of Arts degree program in Latin American Studies, a Joint A.M./M.B.A. degree and a dual A.M in Latin American Studies/A.M. in Public Policy. For details on these degree programs, please visit the CLAS degree programs webpage.


AFFILIATED FACULTY

Director

  • Brodwyn Fischer, Department of History

Faculty

  • Michael Albertus - Department of Political Science
  • Fernando Alvarez - Department of Economics
  • Jessica Swanston Baker - Department of Music
  • Christopher Blattman - Harris School of Public Policy
  • Dain Borges - Department of History
  • Larissa Brewer-García - Department of ROmance Languages &  Literatures
  • Claudia Brittenham - Department of Art History
  • P. Sean Brotherton - Department of Anthropology 
  • Chad Broughton - Department of Public Policy Studies (College)
  • Leonardo Bursztyn - Department of Economics
  • Shannon Dawdy - Department of Anthropology
  • Daniel Desormeaux, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
  • Frederick A. de Armas - Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
  • Oeindrila Dube, Harris School of Public Policy
  • Cécile Fromont - Department of Art History
  • Rachel Galvin - Department of English
  • Laura Gandolfi, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
  • Angela García, School of Social Service Administration
  • Yanilda María González - School of Social Service Administration
  • Ramón Gutiérrez - Department of History
  • Susan R. Gzesh - Department of Human Rights
  • James Heckman - Department of Economics
  • Thomas Holt - Department of History
  • Dwight Hopkins - Divinity School
  • Robert L. Kendrick - Department of Music
  • Alan Kolata - Department of Anthropology
  • Emilio H. Kourí - Department of History
  • Benjamin Lessing - Department of Political Science
  • Ana Maria Lima - Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
  • Victor Lima - Department of Economics
  • Maria Cecilia Lozada - Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
  • John A. Lucy - Department of Comparative Human Development
  • Agnes Lugo Ortiz - Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
  • Luis Martinez - Harris School of Public Policy
  • Miguel Martínez - Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
  • Alicia Menendez - Harris School of Public Policy
  • Salikoko Mufwene - Department of Linguistics
  • Stephan Palmié - Department of Anthropology
  • James Robinson - Harris School for Public Policy Studies
  • Mario Santana - Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
  • Victoria Saramago, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures 
  • Julie Saville - Department of History
  • Paul Sereno - Department of Organismal Biology & Anatomy
  • Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky, Department of Cinema and Media Studies
  • Megan Sullivan - Department of Art History
  • Mauricio Tenorio - Department of History
  • Robert M. Townsend - Department of Economics
  • Mareike Winchell - Department of Anthropology
  • Austin L. Wright - Harris School of Public Policy
  • Alan Zarychta - School of Social Service Administration