CLALS | What We Do

Questions?

  • Latin American/Latino Studies
    202-885-6178
    Fax: 202-885-6430
    clals@american.edu
    4545 42nd Street, Room 308

    Stinchcomb, Dennis A
    Program Coordinator

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Baskets of fruit being sold at an open air market in Nicaragua

Our mission reflects American University’s commitment to promoting knowledge in the public interest and to fostering an active, informed citizenry prepared to grapple with the challenges of the 21st century. (Photo by Bill Gentile)

The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University in Washington, DC engages scholars and practitioners to promote cutting-edge research to enrich understanding of Latin America and of Latino communities in the U.S.

Research

Creating and disseminating knowledge is at the core of the Center’s scholarly and institutional agenda. Our current and archived research projects are accessible via the left-hand navigation bar.

Awards & Training

CLALS is committed to advancing high-level research by AU graduate students and scholars on Latin America and Latinos by supporting various programs within AU's six Schools and Colleges and through the administration of the Tinker Field Research Awards and the William M. LeoGrande Prize and Award.

Degree & Certificate Programs

Tinker Field Research Grants

William M. LeoGrande Award and Prize

Partnerships

In designing and implementing projects, CLALS establishes dynamic partnerships with academic institutions, think tanks, non-governmental and community organizations, and governmental agencies throughout the United States and Latin America. Center projects are supported through funding from extramural donors and agencies as well as by University resources.

Partners 

Funders