The Northeast Latin American and Caribbean Studies Network (NELACS) was launched in October 2019 and is comprised of 12 institutions: Boston College, Boston University, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico - Boston Center for Mexican Studies, Brown University, Bryn Mawr College, Columbia University, Cornell University, Princeton University, University of Connecticut, University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College, and Yale University. Created in partnership with each institution’s Latin American and Caribbean studies’ programs, NELACS dedicates itself to cross-institutional collaborations and support on topics and efforts about Latin America and the Caribbean, including hosting visiting scholars, supporting graduate students, and working together on conferences and programs.
Some upcoming collaborative efforts include a first joint event as a network at the Latin American Studies Association 2020 Conference in Guadalajara, a graduate student symposium, and joint programming with visiting scholars. The network is also host to a smaller subgroup of institutions that are a part of the Tinker Field Research grant institutions. As part of this subgroup of student field researchers, the network aims to host student orientations and symposiums. If you’re interested in learning more, connect with the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale (CLAIS) that is currently hosting the network at firstname.lastname@example.org.