CLACS Collaborates Across New York City

CLACS hosts events and collaborates on exciting education initiatives with diverse organizations and education centers throughout New York City. Indocumentales/Undocumentaries, the US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series, is an itinerant film and dialogue series on immigration and related issues and has been an ongoing CLACS partner. We frequently co-host film screenings and discussions on issues related toContinue reading “CLACS Collaborates Across New York City”

WiPLASH Features Groundbreaking Research on Latin America

CLACS is committed to supporting – and disseminating – cutting-edge research on Latin America and the Caribbean across disciplines. In addition to ongoing events like the CLACS Research Colloquium, CLACS also co-hosts WiPLASH. Works in Progress in Latin American Society and History (WiPLASH) provides an interdisciplinary space for NYC Consortium students and faculty to presentContinue reading “WiPLASH Features Groundbreaking Research on Latin America”

CLACS Alum at September 11th Tribute Center

Esther Mares is a CLACS graduate who is now a Collections Assistant at the Tribute World Trade Center Visitor Center. Esther graduated in January 2012 with an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a concentration in museum studies. She landed a job in her field before she even completed her last semester. EstherContinue reading “CLACS Alum at September 11th Tribute Center”

Profile: David Hanna of the CLACS Teacher Residency Program

As part of our K-12 Outreach, CLACS hosts a teacher residency program, attracting local educators who are interested in enhancing the Latin American studies curricula in their classrooms. David Hanna, a history teacher at University Neighborhood High School in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, teaches Regents prep courses in both Global and U.S. History, as well asContinue reading “Profile: David Hanna of the CLACS Teacher Residency Program”

‘Teaching Global History’ Project Brings Educators and Scholars Together

The “Teaching Global History” book project aims to bridge the gap between historians and history teachers.  A group of four New York City public high school teachers, with help from NYU graduate students, are working to translate cutting edge history scholarship to a format that works for high school classrooms. Mike Stoll and Maia Merin,Continue reading “‘Teaching Global History’ Project Brings Educators and Scholars Together”

‘Rimasun’ Quechua Podcast Series Featured on Global Voices

CLACS began recording for the Rimasun Quechua language audio project in May 2011, and started publishing free podcasts in September of 2011. This unique podcast series features diverse speakers who share personal narratives about their families, homes, childhood, hobbies and interests in Quechua. You can read more about the project on the CLACS website. Recently,Continue reading “‘Rimasun’ Quechua Podcast Series Featured on Global Voices”

CLACS Hosts Over 100 Free Events Each Year

Each year, CLACS hosts over 100 events that are free and open to the public.  These Latin America and Caribbean-themed events range from film screenings to lecture series, art exhibits to book readings. Most of our events are followed by a reception, where students, faculty, and community members have the opportunity to connect and discuss.Continue reading “CLACS Hosts Over 100 Free Events Each Year”

Summer Institute Curricular Materials Available Online

This summer, the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, the Yale Programs in International Education Resources (PIER) and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at NYU partnered on a summer institute for educators. Titled Colonial LatinContinue reading “Summer Institute Curricular Materials Available Online”

Congratulations to our January 2012 MA Graduates!

The following graduates completed the CLACS MA program in three semesters. We offer you warmest congratulations, and best wishes as you embark on the next phases of your lives. Felicidades, graduates! Keep in touch!! Kate Bedecarre, Katti Wachs, Sam Ginsburg, Sofia Huizar, Esther Mares, Yesenia Fernadez, Daniel Tate

CLACS Partners with El Museo del Barrio on Indocumentales Film Screening

On February 3rd East Harlem came together at El Museo del Barrio to explore the relationship between East Harlem and immigration. The event was coordinated by the  education department of El Museo in collaboration with parent coordinators and school administrators in East Harlem. This event was the first part of a two-session program including aContinue reading “CLACS Partners with El Museo del Barrio on Indocumentales Film Screening”