Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at The MacMillan Center  seeks to enhance the understanding of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula through collaborative efforts, meaningful partnerships and exchange of ideas and  research. We draw on the strengths of Yale’s pioneering departments of History, Political Science, Anthropology, and Spanish & 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.

News

Top row: Liza Comita, Enrique De La Cruz, Erika Edwards, and Vanessa Ezenwa; Bottom row: Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, David Lewkowicz, and Priyamvada Natarajan
February 3, 2023
By Jim Shelton Seven Yale faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. It is Yale’s largest group of new AAAS fellows in a decade. Overall...
January 30, 2023
On Friday, Jan 27, a group of students and faculty gathered in Rosenkranz Hall to attend Maria Mercedes Piñango’s colloquium titled “Understanding the Many Uses of Ser and Estar Across Spanish Dialects.” The presentation, the first installment of...
January 23, 2023
María Mercedes Piñango is an Associate Professor at the Yale’s Department of Linguistics. She directs the Language and Brain Lab, which lies at the crossroads of linguistics, psychology, neurology and neuroscience to respond to questions such as “...
January 18, 2023
In an event on October 14-15, 2022, researchers shared findings on development and migration in the Americas through the lens of history. By José-Antonio Espín-Sánchez and Leticia Arroyo Abad The story of economic development in the Western...