University Designated Centers and Institutes

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Director:  Jill Kuhnheim, Ph.D.


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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) is home to KU's interdisciplinary academic programs on Latin America, facilitates graduate research at home and abroad, sponsors events related to the region, and develops outreach resources for area educators. More than 100 core, affiliate, and research faculty members associated with the Center teach and research Latin America through a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary prisms, and mentor students interested in the region. The Center supports the publication of the Latin American Theatre Review (LATR), a journal dedicated to the scholarly study of dramatic performance in Latin America. An annual newsletter, the Kansas Latin Americanist, highlights recent campus activities and faculty and student research on Latin America, and also publicizes new outreach materials and current funding, travel, and research opportunities.

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