The CLACS Undergraduate Fellowship Program allows undergraduate students with an interest in Latin America and the Caribbean, and academic excellence, to explore in-depth what it means to work in/on the region. This fellowship program is open to students from all concentrations.
This year's group of CLACS Fellows are particularly inspiring and diverse! They have spent significant time in twelve countries of the region, represent sixteen concentrations, and come from all class years at Brown.
From October 1-7, 2015, CLACS hosted Brown University's first Latin Jazz and Pop Festival. A lively celebration of Latin musics and cultures, the week featured live performances from artists such as Descemer Bueno, PALO!, Pedrito Martinez, Gina Chavez, Ed Calle, and Sonlokos; as well as panels and lectures with Eva Silot Bravo, Martin Cohen, Ned Sublette and others. Co-sponsored by the Watson Institute, the Fundación Botín, the Brown Department of Music, the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, and the Creative Arts Council.
Héctor Hoyos is Assistant Professor of Latin American literature at Stanford University. He holds a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University, and degrees in Philosophy and Literature from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. His book, Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel (Columbia UP, 2015), examines post-1989 Latin American novels of globalization and their relevance for world literature.