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

March 27, 2023
A fascinating discussion about the cultural and political connections between North Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America took place in Luce Hall on March 9th, through a talk co-organized by the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (...
Amneris Chaparro Martinez, Visiting Professor and Rice Fellow, Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS)
March 8, 2023
On Wednesday, March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD) was once again celebrated by women’s rights advocates to honor the social, economic, and political achievements of women and to raise awareness about continuing gender inequality around the...
March 7, 2023
Ana Ramos-Zayas is the Frederick Clifford Ford Professor of Ethnicity, Race and Migration and Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research primarily examines systems of power and cultures of privilege...
March 6, 2023
Last week, Yoalli Rodríguez Aguilera (Assistant Professor of Latin American & Latinx Studies and Anthropology at Lake Forest College) visited CLAIS to give a talk titled “Mestizo Geographies: Race, Gender, and Environment in Oaxaca.” In this...