Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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LACS faculty member and Associate Professor of Anthropology Jason de León named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow
Combining ethnographic, forensic, and archaeological evidence to bring to light the human consequences of immigration policy at the U.S.–Mexico border.
The International Institute and its centers and programs have a new home.
The University of Michigan Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) stimulates and supports regionally focused academic and curricular endeavors. The center is a nexus for faculty members and students from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives who share a common interest in Latin America and the Caribbean. LACS also fosters engagement and exchange between the people of Michigan and the Latin American and Caribbean scholars, activists, and artists who make up our global community.
The Brazil Initiative at LACS is a university-wide initiative to promote research, teaching, and student and faculty exchange with the goal of fomenting and enhancing collaborations with Brazilian institutions. Seed funding is provided to U-M faculty members to build new or existing collaboration with Brazilian colleagues.
The Initiative was created in 2012 as a result of a visit to Brazil by a U-M official delegation led by former President Mary Sue Coleman. Learn more »
We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this LACS and the Brazil Initiative need you—because the world needs Victors.