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Stinchcomb, Dennis A
Assistant Director for Research

Spring Valley, Room 521

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.

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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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CLALS and the School of Public Affairs are pleased to announce the recipients of the William M. LeoGrande Prize for the best book on U.S.- Latin American relations, and the William M. LeoGrande Award for the best scholarly book or article on Latin American or Latino Studies published by a member of the American University community, for 2016-2017:

Tore C. Olsson, Assistant Professor, Department of History, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside (Princeton University Press, 2017)

Michael Bader, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences, (with Siri Warkentien) "The Fragmented Evolution of Racial Integration since the Civil Rights Movement" ( Sociological Science, 2016)

Click here for more information on the LeoGrande competition and the work of these two scholars.

Partner & Funder Highlights

As a part of the Center's DC-Metro Latino Research Initiative, CLALS has received funding from the District of Columbia Office of Planning to host a workshop on neighborhood demographic change in DC, as it affects Latino and African American communities.

Partners & Funders

Media Mentions

The Center's fourth Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum (ALPAF) explored access to health services for at-risk Latino youth. In an April 12 segment, The Kojo Nnamdi Show featured several ALPAF panelists for a discussion that highlighted the unique challenges facing Latino youth when accessing health care that isn't always culturally-competent. Check out the segment: "For Latino Youth, Health Is About Much More Than Just Health Care"

Past Media Mentions