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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies provides interdisciplinary academic programs in Latin American and Caribbean Studies to students preparing for careers in research, teaching, or management in public, private, or nonprofit sectors. CLACS offers an undergraduate minor and area certificate, a Master's degree, three-year Dual Master's Degree programs and a doctoral minor and certificate. More Information.

Ph.D. Minor Student Andrés López uses his knowledge of Latin America to study cultural hybridity in plays written by Latinos. Read more

Rebecca Dirksen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at IU-Bloomington. Her primary research concerns music and grassroots development in pre- and post-earthquake Haiti, where she has conducted field research for more than a decade. Read more

Department Spotlight

The Fall 2014 issue of Enfoque is now live. Our students, faculty and staff have been all over Latin America performing great research and fostering a plethora of lectures and presentations here on campus. Be sure to check it out. Enfoque

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