Welcome to CLACS!

  • If you would like to receive email updates via our listserv, please send a message to clacs@brown.edu.
  • Jeremy Mumford, Lecturer in History, is the Latin American Studies Concentration Advisor. His office is located in Room 222 in CLACS at the Watson Institute, and he holds office hours every Thursday from 9am-11am and Friday from 1pm-4pm or by appointment.

Study Abroad in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain

Don't miss this special study abroad information session, designed for undergraduates with an interest in the region! Tuesday, December 1 at 4 pm in the Kim Koo Library

Preserving Heritage: The Cofán Student Alliance Clothing Drive

The Cofán are an indigenous community located in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and, as vividly documented in the film Oil & Water, the well-being of the community -- indeed, its very survival -- is threatened by petroleum extraction.

 Brown has special ties to the Cofán people, because one of their leaders, Hugo Lucitante, has just enrolled as a freshman at Brown. Hugo and his wife, Sadie, will bring donated clothing to the Cofán community when they go to Ecuador during the winter break. Because of the tropical climate in the Cofán's region, lightweight summer wear will be most useful.

Please support this important initiative to help the Cofán people by donating lightweight clothes. You may bring items to the Collection Bin outside of 401 J. Walter Wilson Hall or in the CLACS office (215, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street) through the end of the semester.

CLACS Undergraduate Research Awards

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is pleased to release our application for CLACS Undergraduate Research Awards! The purpose of this programis to provide financial support—with grants up to $500— for undergraduate research on Latin America and the Caribbean. 

You can view the application here for details. Review of applications begins November 15th. 

New Issue of CLACS Focus on Faculty, Spring 2015!

CLACS is pleased to release the latest issue of Focus on Faculty. The publication highlights the exciting and varied work of Brown University faculty regarding Latin America and the Caribbean.  



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