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Caribbean, Latin American & Latino Studies

Masters of Arts in Humanities in Caribbean and Latin/o American Studies (CLAS)
A Multi-Sited Pre-Professional Program in Advanced Studies and Research

Ranieri named Cuba Resident Director for IFSA-Butler

November 13, 2014

Congratulations to Michelle Ranieri on landing her dream job as “Resident Director- Havana, Cuba” for the prestigious Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA–Butler). As the Resident Director of their Cuba programs Michelle will be overseeing both semester and short-term programs in Havana, liaising with local program universities and centers, and managing the local IFSA-Butler office.

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Beane and Roure make generous donation to scholarship fund

September 11, 2014

Jodie G. Roure and Jonathan Beane have made a generous contribution to establish a scholarship fund for future CLAS students. Roure is a UB alumna with close ties to our projects since the days of the Puerto Rican Studies Program. She is currently an Associate Professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Beane […]

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A year of great accomplishments for Jesús Ruiz ’12 at Tulane

July 1, 2014

Jesús Ruiz presented his paper (based on his MA thesis and research in Spain) “On Becoming Louverture” at the 61st annual conference of the Southeastern Council of Latin American studies (SECOLAS) in New Orleans and was awarded the “Edward H. Moseley Award” for Best Graduate Student Paper, which is eligible for publication in the SECOLAS Annals of “The Latin […]

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Mercado Montero ’11 wins Kittredge Award

June 30, 2014

Congratulations to Ernesto Mercado Montero, Class of 2011 and now a doctoral fellow in UT Austin’s Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Ernesto has won the John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund Award to continue the research begun during his MA years on the Garifuna or “Black Caribs” in the Age of Revolutions. All […]

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Elizabeth Muñoz at Koontz & Parkin, CPAs

June 25, 2014

Here is a picture of Elizabeth Munoz ’04 with the all female team of Koontz & Parkin, CPA’s in downtown Sarasota, Florida. We are very proud of you Elizabeth!

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Elizabeth Muñoz in Sarasota

June 25, 2014

Its a small world indeed! Yesterday, walking down Main Street Sarasota ran into Elizabeth Muñoz, a member of our very first class of the Caribbean Studies MA, the “Pioneros” as we called them. I am happy to report that Elizabeth is enjoying life to the fullest in every respect, as the mother of beautiful Elena […]

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Camille Blum ’13 to attend Medical School

June 5, 2014

Congratulations to Camille Blum (pictured second from left) on her acceptance to UB Medical School!

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Del Rio delivers paper at CSA to great acclaim

May 29, 2014

Recent CLAS graduate  Rodrigo del Rio Rivas delivered a paper at the Caribbean Studies Conference in Merida, Mexico, entitled “Creole narratives: Imagination, Illusion, Identity and Diaspora.” The paper is based on the important findings revealed in his research leading to his thesis on Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora and the dynamics of political and social […]

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Johnathan Reed ’14 presents paper on MA thesis at CSA

May 28, 2014

B. Johnathan Reed II, Class of 2014,  presented his recent thesis work at the Caribbean Studies Association annual conference in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. The title of his talk was “Being Black Under 18th Century Louisiana Law.”

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Ana Cervera ’12 presents doctoral research at CSA

May 28, 2014

Ana Elvira Cervera Molina, a graduate of the Class of 2012 and currently a doctoral candidate at El Colegio de Michoacán, presented part of her doctoral work in the paper entitled “La Península de Yucatán a través del mapa” at the Caribbean Studies Association annual conference in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.

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