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*New Course* for Fall 2015 - Violence and Urban Poverty in Latin America: Ethnographic and Qualitative Perspectives

Taught by Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies  Verónica Zubillaga

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Primary Meeting: W 3:00-5:30 p.m. - Smith-Buonanno Hall G01

Living in a barrio, favela, villa, or colonia means living in a state of emergency, caught in the middle of armed confrontations between state and non-state actors. This course has three main objectives: 1) to understand urban violence from the perspective of people living in poor and marginalized areas; 2) to analyze how ethnographic and interpretive research on urban violence in Latin America is presented; and 3) to consider the ethnographic narrative, the voice of the ethnographer and the challenges of conducting research in violent settings where the research itself is a social problem.

CLACS Undergraduate Fellowship Program: Now Accepting Applications

CLACS is proud to announce that we will be opening an Undergraduate Fellowship Program starting this Fall Semester 2015. The Fellowship Program allows undergraduate students with an interest in Latin America and the Caribbean to explore in-depth what it means to work in/on the region. This fellowship program is open to students from all concentrations.

Please find attached a description of the Fellowship Program and a list of required application materials. 

Please send all application materials to clacs@brown.edu

We will be accepting applications until September 15, 2015

CLACS Presents The Brown University Latin Jazz and Pop Festival














The inaugural Brown University Latin Jazz and Pop Festival (October 1-7,2015) will bring some of the most exciting performers in contemporary Latin music to Providence, RI for five nights in October. You will not find a Latin musical line-up as powerful as this one anywhere north of Miami! 

 All performances and talks will be free and open to the public. For the full festival schedule, performance times and locations, ticket reservations,  and artist biographies vist the Festival Webpage.  

CLACS 2013-2014 Annual Report!

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is proud to present the 2013-2014 CLACS Annual Report. The complete report is available online here.


Spring 2015 Retrospective

Check out this webpage for poster art, webcasts, and photographs from all CLACS events in the Spring 2015 semester!



Did you miss a CLACS event? Watch the webcasts of CLACS events here.