The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) maintains ties with every school and college within the University of Michigan. LACS works closely with many programs by cross listing courses and cosponsoring events. This collaboration with other university departments strengthens our image and our programming.
Faculty members affiliated with LACS come from departments across the university to form research clusters with graduate students interested in the following areas: Latino/a history, "minority" identity, the experience of migration, the African diaspora in the Americas, indigenous America, and questions of colonialism and post-colonialism.
LACS also partners with the professional schools--specifically the schools of natural resources, law, business, and public health--to address issues related to Central American development and its environmental impact, questions concerning NAFTA and other regional trade blocs, and public health issues in the developing areas of the Americas.
Additional LACS Partners
Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS)
Program in American Culture
Romance Languages and Literatures