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Stinchcomb, Dennis A
Assistant Director for Research

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Latin American/Latino Studies Washington, DC 20016-8137 United States

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About the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies

The Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS), established in January 2010, is a campus-wide initiative advancing and disseminating state-of-the-art research. Our faculty affiliates and partners are at the forefront of efforts to understand economic development, democratic governance, cultural diversity and change, peace and diplomacy, health, education and environmental well-being. CLALS generates high quality, timely analysis on these and other issues in partnership with researchers and practitioners from AU and beyond. Learn more about us.

Message from the Director

Read CLALS Director Eric Hershberg's annual message.

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Central American Migration Research Initiative

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Religion & Climate Change in Cross-Regional Perspective

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The Robert A. Pastor North America Research Initiative

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As a part of the Center's project on Religion and Democratic Contestation in Latin America, funded by the Luce Foundation, a special issue of the journal Religion and Gender was released in November 2018. "Christianity, Gender, Sexuality and the Law in Latin America" features six articles on women's reproductive rights and LGBQT rights in Latin America, authored by project participants including Washington College of Law Professor and CLALS Affiliate Macarena Saez. The full issue is available for download here.

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Partner & Funder Highlights

Open Society Foundations has granted the Center $60,000 for a project that will analyze and enhance public understanding of the implications of establishing an international commission against corruption and impunity in El Salvador. This project builds on a previous OSF-funded project on monitoring MACCIH and anti-impunity efforts in Honduras. The project will be led by SIS Professor Charles Call and a team of researchers in Central America and at the Center.

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Media Mentions

To what extent is climate change driving migration from Central America? CLALS Research Associate Professor Rob Albro spoke to WBUR's Jeremy Hobson in an interview for the Here & Now segment on why climate change is a contributing factor in migrants' decision to leave Central America behind.

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