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

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Paquito D’Rivera: A Conversation and Concert

IN-PERSON AND LIVESTREAM EVENT Cuban-born musician Paquito D’Rivera has won 11 combined Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards both for his artistry in Latin jazz and...

6:30 pm

1201: Elebash Recital Hall

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

How Can We Solve the Border Crisis?

IN-PERSON AND LIVESTREAM EVENT What can be done to alleviate the chaos and human suffering at the U.S.-Mexico border? Without comprehensive immigration reform by Congress...

6:30 pm

1201: Elebash Recital Hall

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Recognizing Leaders of Hispanic Scholarship

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize our scholars who are leaders and pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

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