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.


February 16, 2024
Lisa Voigt holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from Brown University. Prior to becoming a Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Department at Yale University, she taught at the University of Chicago and The Ohio...
February 15, 2024
Since 2017 the Ancient Latin America Lectures have featured recent scholars conducting archaeological, anthropological and art historical research on topics relating to the ancient civilizations of Latin America, set before the colonial period....
February 13, 2024
The award recognizes excellence in teaching in undergraduate programs and enables recipients to dedicate their summer to research.
Ana María Miranda Mora
February 2, 2024
Ana María Miranda Mora is a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at Yale University and an Assistant Professor at the Chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas at Technical University...