Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

May 2020 News

Colum O'Connor
May 29, 2020
A Cuban-American from Brooklyn, New York, Colum O’Connor is a Yale College Class of 2018 Latin American Studies graduate. A talented drummer and musician with a passion for educational equity, O’Connor is now a second-grade teacher...
May 28, 2020
On December 14, 2019, Luce Hall was filled with scholars from around the world who gathered to discuss the life, work, and legacy of Brazilian poet, critic, professor and translator Haroldode Campos (1929-2003). The day-long conference “Poetry,...
Students and Faculty in front of the Capitolio in Havana (Photo by Daniel Juarez)
May 27, 2020
Written by Alison Kibbe, Teaching Fellow for the 2020 History and Culture of Cuba course, a doctoral student in African-American Studies & American Studies, and a CLAIS graduate affiliate. For the past five years, one of the cornerstones of the...
Reinaldo Funes-Monzote
May 19, 2020
Reinaldo Funes-Monzote, Professor of History at the University of Havana, has spent the past five years at Yale as the Henry Hart Rice Family Foundation Visiting Professor at the MacMillan Center’s Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies. His...
Clockwise from top left: Camille Thomasson, Brian Scassellati, Claudia Valeggia, Dana Angluin, Shelly Kagan
May 8, 2020
The five faculty members who have been awarded this year’s Yale College Undergraduate Teaching Prizes won’t be celebrated in person, but the high praise their students heaped on them demonstrates the indelible mark they make in the classroom. The...
May 5, 2020
On April 30, several of the MacMillan Center’s councils and the Yale Law School collaborated on a webinar titled “Democracy and Rise of Authoritarianism in COVID-19 World” that aimed to shine a light on the anti-democratic processes that are...