About Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) was founded in 1995 and already encompasses forty Stony Brook faculty in such diverse fields as Latin American History, Ecology & Evolution, and Hispanic Language & Literatures. In its first decade, LACS brought new global and diversity perspectives to Stony Brook's research, curriculum, and its community. For example, LACS won a coveted Rockefeller Foundation Humanities award on the topic of “Durable Inequality in Latin America,” which brought top thinkers from across the Americas to work on this urgent issue and produced a path-breaking book in inequality studies. The LACS Gallery became a Long Island showcase for Latin American and Latino arts, including the prize-winning show “Unseen America,” documentary photography made by Latino day-workers. LACS created a Tinker Foundation funded Graduate Fieldwork Fellowship which sends 15 graduate students yearly, from any field, to pursue original summer research in Latin America and Spain. LACS also sponsors an annual student-run graduate conference drawing young scholars from across the hemisphere. LACS hosts a seminar series on the Americas, with more than a dozen speakers, conferences, and events a year. Many involve collaboration with prominent area universities such as NYU and Columbia, while others bring community leaders to campus on key issues facing Latinos today. 



14th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Media and Belonging: 
Communication, Technology and Cultural Productions in Latin America

Stony Brook Manhattan, Friday April 10, 2015

Talk by Hugo Achugar

"Teorías y políticas culturales en el Uruguay del Siglo XXI"


Wed April 14, 2015, 2.30 to 3.50 pm in Melville Lib W4530.


Book presentation

Prof. Tiffany Joseph

Race on the Move: Brazilian Migrants and the Global Reconstruction of Race

Wed April 15, 2015, 1:00—2:30 pm
Richard B. Moore Library: S224, Soc. and Behav. Sciences.


April 21-22, 29-30, Hummanities 1006 at 7pm. 

See program here


Uruguayan filmmaker

Aldo Garay on campus

Screenings and talks

April 17, 21 and 22, 2015

See full schedule here

NEW FACULTY COLLOQUIUM and End of the Year Reception
Prof. Karina Yager (Sustainability Studies Program)

April 29, 2015 , from 1 to 1.45 pm

Lunch will be served


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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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