Alumni Spotlight: Kristi Phillips

Kristi Phillips is a recent graduate of the CLACS MA Program who is now working as the Trip Coordinator with Central American Relief Efforts. She recently returned to the US, and shares her thoughts and experiences with us below. CLACS: Can you please provide a brief introduction about yourself? KP: I came to NYU after receivingContinue reading “Alumni Spotlight: Kristi Phillips”

Gaining Conference Experience: Leo Suarez

Leo Suarez, a first year MA candidate at CLACS, reflects on his recent experience of presenting his research at the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association at the University of Texas at Austin. CLACS: Could you tell us a bit about yourself? LS: I’m a CLACS first year student from Chicago. My undergrad backgroundContinue reading “Gaining Conference Experience: Leo Suarez”

Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Tollefson

Amanda Tollefson, a December 2012 CLACS alumnus, shares her thoughts and experiences with us below. Amanda is currently the Office Manager at the International Crisis Group in New York. CLACS: Can you please tell us about yourself? AT: I received my BA degrees in Spanish and the Comparative History of Ideas with a minor in European StudiesContinue reading “Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Tollefson”

Perspectives from the Field: Zamaly Diaz Lebron

On Friday, February 22nd, we had hosted another CLACS Alumn during our Perspectives from the Field Series, a speaker series that invites CLACS alumni from a wide range of professions to speak about their experiences since graduation, and how their studies at CLACS prepared them for the work that they are doing today. The topicsContinue reading “Perspectives from the Field: Zamaly Diaz Lebron”

The Life and Work of Michel-Rolph Trouillot: A Symposium

On Friday, March 1st, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) in conjunction with the Anthropology Department at NYU hosted the The Life and Work of Michel-Rolph Trouillot: A Symposium, an all-day event celebrating the life and work of prolific anthropologist and historian, Michel-Rolph Trouillot. Trouillot was born in Haiti in 1949 andContinue reading “The Life and Work of Michel-Rolph Trouillot: A Symposium”

“What’s Left of Cuba” Colloquium: Queer Cuba

On Thursday evening CLACS hosted the Queer Cuba Symposium in conjuction with NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Department of Performance Studies, a part of the CLACS Research Colloquium series entitled, “What’s Left of Cuba? Culture, Politics, and Civil Society.” José Muñoz, Professor of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch andContinue reading ““What’s Left of Cuba” Colloquium: Queer Cuba”

Perspectives from the Field: Ben Aplin

On Friday, December 7th, we had hosted another CLACS Alumn during our Perspectives from the Field Series, a speaker series that invites CLACS alumni from a wide range of professions to speak about their experiences since graduation, and how their studies at CLACS prepared them for the work that they are doing today. The topicsContinue reading “Perspectives from the Field: Ben Aplin”

CLACS Featured Faculty: Peter Lucas

Dr. Peter Lucas, is part of CLACS Affiliated Faculty whose work with graduate students ranges from human rights and media, participatory media, youth media, citizen journalism, indigenous media, and visual inclusion project. After obtaining his Masters/Doctorate at NYU, he started as an educational anthropologist doing dissertation research on youth and violence in North Brooklyn. He receivedContinue reading “CLACS Featured Faculty: Peter Lucas”