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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

Escalante is awarded study abroad scholarship

September 10, 2014

Pamela Escalante, a member of the incoming Class of 2016, has been awarded a full tuition waiver and a stipend for her second semester of studies in our MA program. This is the semester that all of our students spend in Merida, Yucatán, Mexico, studying at the School of Anthropological Sciences of the Autonomous University […]


Castillo and Domínguez receive Schomburg Fellowships

September 10, 2014

Leticia Castillo and Paul Domínguez, incoming students in the Class of 2016, are the recipients of the prestigious Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Fellowship. The Schomburg Fellowship, named in honor of the famous  Afro-Puerto Rican scholar, collector and public intellectual carries a full tuition waiver and a stipend for the duration of the two-year Masters program. UB’s […]


Mary Anne Rojas ‘2016 in PoetryAloud

August 23, 2014

Our very own Mary Anne Rojas is published in PoetryAloud. Click HERE to hear  her recite one of her latest poems in prose!


Graduation cellebration in Merida

May 30, 2014

Because Rodrigo del Río Rivas was unable to attend Graduate Commencement in Buffalo the program held a small reception and dinner in Merida. Pictured are Luz María Rivas (Rodrigos’s mother), Rodrigo, Prof. Buscaglia and Johnathan Reed. Congratulations to one and all!


Importan CLAS presence at the CSA in Mérida

May 29, 2014

This year CLAS had a significant presence at the Caribbean Studies Conference in Mérida, Mexico. Our delegation included one current student and four alumni of the program making it the most significant group of  young scholars at the event. Pictured from left to right are Rodrigo del Río Rivas ’14, Johnathan Reed ’14, Fior García […]


Del Río Rivas gives major talk at FINLEY

March 20, 2014

Class of 2014 Masters student Rodrigo del Río Rivaws gave a major talk in the Feria Internacional de la Lectura de Yucatán (FINLEY) this month of March entitled “Los territorios del canon”. His talk focused on the deterritorialization of the canon by itinerant cultural enterprises within the framework of a world market and a globalized […]


Rodrigo del Río Rivas, Class of 2014, teaches film course

March 13, 2014

Congratulations to Rodrigo del Río Rivas, Class of 2014, for having designed and taught a well attended course on “Talking about Mexico from its films”. The ambitious 3.0 credit seminar was held this Spring semester at the Faculty of Anthropological Sciences of the Autonomous University of Yucatan, in Merida, Mexico. It was open to graduate […]


CLAS students expose the CORE PROBLEMS of Mexico

February 26, 2014

The media may focus on the drug cartels and the political corruption as the main problems of Mexico. These are flashy items that conform to the historical stereotypes. But here is a core problem that the propaganda industry prefers to avoid, presumably, we would argue, for fear that it could be a self-incriminating gesture… To […]