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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

China’s foremost Latin Americanist historian is hosted by CLAS in Mexico

January 26, 2015

On the heels of the First Meeting of Foreign Ministers of China, Latin America and the Caribbean (Beijing January 8-9, 2015) this year’s speaker for the joint UB-UADY Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference held at the Autonomous University in Merida, Mexico was professor Dong Jinsheng. He is the Director of the Center for Latin […]


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.


“Independence” by Cecil Foster: Book presentation and reading

October 29, 2014

Magic night at the “Independence” by Cecil Foster book presentation. Thanks to all for coming, to Cecil Foster for his inspiring words and to the first year CLAS students for putting this wonderful event together and helping to celebrate this great novel!


Fifth and last volume of “Historia de las Antillas” is launched in Madrid

October 8, 2014

The fifth and last volume of Historia comparada de las Antillas (Comparative History of the Antilles), a collection assembled under the direction of Consuelo Naranjo Orovio, senior researcher at the Institute of History of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) has been launched in Madrid. This volume on comparative history follows previous ones on the history […]


Joint CLAS and CCHS-CSIC course featured in “Historia” journal

September 13, 2014

The popular Spanish journal Historia highlights in its calendar page the course on the history of the Antilles, Spain and the Atlantic World, sponsored by CLAS and the Spanish Institute of History of the CCH-CSIC. This is the course taken by our students upon arrival in Madrid. It is an intensive set of lectures and […]


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 […]


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 […]


New book by Dr. Consuelo Naranjo Orovio

August 25, 2014

Consuelo Naranjo Orovio, principal investigator in the  Research Group for Comparative Studies of the Caribbean and the Atlantic World, and professor at the History Institute at the CCHS/CSIC in Madrid, has published her most recent book on the Hispanic and British Antilles. Dr Naranjo Orovio is one of the leading Caribbean scholars worldwide and a […]


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!