Welcome to the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Center

The LACS (Latin American and Caribbean Studies) Center at SUNY-Stony Brook serves to enhance and focus the interests of students, faculty, graduate students and the larger New York regional community concerned with Latin American and Latino issues. Stony Brook--New York’s premier public research university--is home to internationally-recognized scholarship on the Americas, and in recent years the LACS Center has become our interdisciplinary base for deepening ties with the region. Stony Brook attracts growing numbers of Latino/a students from the New York metropolitan area and myriad Latin American-(ist) graduate students from across the disciplines--from Hispanic Languages and Mathematics to History and Sociology. The LACS mission goes beyond traditional “Area Studies”: it is to connect our diverse local interests around Latino and Latin American issues to dynamic global scholarship and developments across our Hemisphere.


Congratulations to Laura Horvath Roa, recipient of the 2015 Amelio Sanchez Undegraduate Award!


 Prof. Paul Gootenberg (History), award winner Laura Harvath-Roa (Political Sciences) and Prof. Paul Firbas, LACC director (Hispanic Lang and Lit)


A conversation with writer  Lina Meruane

Thursday, Nov 12, 5.30pm
Melville Library N3063

Freedom's Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution

Ada Ferrer (NYU) 

Monday, November 30th 

2:30pm; Javits Center 109

Program Poster here 


LACC Calendar for FALL 2015


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Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center
• Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4345  • Phone: 631.632.7517 • Fax: 631.632.9432
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