Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at The MacMillan Center seeks to enhance the understanding of Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The Council draws on the strengths of Yale’s pioneering departments of History, Political Science, Anthropology, and Spanish and Portuguese, among others, to offer a broad array of courses, cultural events, scholarly lectures, and academic research. CLAIS organizes several colloquia series, sponsors research abroad, coordinates outreach programs, convenes international conferences, and supports faculty activities and collaborations throughout Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.


Photo by Orel Beilinson
October 23, 2020
The Councils on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) and European Studies (ESC) at the MacMillan Center are proud to announce the winners of the “Fall 2020 Photo-Essay Competition: Reflections on Research.” Yale undergraduate and graduate...
Pablo Vidal, Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV)
October 21, 2020
The following interview is part of the European Studies Council and Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies collaborative collection titled “On the Ground Perspectives.” This new series features our international academic collaborators and...
Boris Muñoz, Maria Sol Borja, Jacqueline Fowks, and Daniel Matamala from top left to bottom right
October 16, 2020
Over 80 people virtually attended the Roundtable on Protests in Latin America, a Spanish-language webinar hosted by the Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies, on Wednesday, October 7. The event was moderated by Professor Maria Jose Hierro...
October 13, 2020
Originally from Puerto Rico, Professor Ana Ramos-Zayas attended Yale University as an undergraduate. After holding a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University and academic positions at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the City University of...