Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies

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The Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies (CLACLS) promotes the study and understanding of Latin American and Caribbean cultures and the communities established in the United States, with a special focus on New York City, by peoples from this vast and extraordinarily diverse region.

CLACLS researches and publishes innovative data-based studies focused upon New York City’s and the nation’s Latino communities, such as CLACLS' flagship Latino Data Project. The Latino Data Project provides the public with insights on various aspects of the New York City Latino experience.

The center has a strong commitment to help advance the study of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. in the Graduate Center's doctoral programs, and to provide opportunities for Latino students at the Ph.D. level.

Visit the Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies website

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Latino Data Project

CLACLS’ flagship program is the Latino Data Project, established in 2003 by Laird W. Bergad, founding and current CLACLS Director. CLACLS has produced more than 60 reports on Latino life in America, which are made available to the public via the CLACLS’ website.

Latino Data Project
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Master's Program

With a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, CLACLS organized and helps administer an interdisciplinary M.A. track in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies in the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies.

M.A. Track

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Violão - Celebrating Sergio Assad and the Brazilian guitar

In a partnership between the Brazilian Consulate in New York and the Center for Latin American, Latino and Caribbean at the CUNY Graduate Center "Violão" will showcase three of the most talented Brazilian guitarists of the new generation. Curated by Brazilian guitarist and educator João Luiz, the program will honor the legacy of acclaimed guitarist and composer Sérgio Assad in the year of his 70th birthday. Other highlights of the program will include works by Garoto and Bellinati.

6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

1201: Elebash Recital Hall

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