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Welcome to LACS! LACS is Stony Brook’s center devoted to Latin America, the Caribbean, and their diasporas. Connecting faculty in Social Sciences, STEM disciplines, and Humanities, LACS’s mission is the production of knowledge useful to the faculty and students working in all fields pertaining to Hemispheric Latin American Studies. Currently 16 departments in SBU have a stake in strengthening Stony Brook’s Latin/o American research
profile and are LACS Affiliated Departments. LACS offers an 18-credit minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, with credits drawn from a required entry course, a capstone project, an average of 25 cross-listed LACS courses each semester and a variety of internships.

This interdisciplinary minor studies the crucial role of Latin America and its diasporas in the current global context. Our internships often center the experience of migration as a key analytic in a globally-minded study of the US-Latin American and the Caribbean relationship.


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CONGRATULATIONS to the 2021 LACS Graduate Research Fellowship Awardees.
We received an array of applications from fields across the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. We were able to grant the two planned $1,000 awards, plus an additional three $500 awards. This round’s awardees and dissertation projects are:
  • Galia Cozzi Berrondo Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; “Political organizing, transnational networks, and performances of citizenship by Latin American LGBT/Q migrants in the United States”  
  • José Miguel Munive Vargas History; “The Making of a “Civilized  Indio :” Race, Ethnology and the Struggle for Citizenship in Peruvian Rural Education” 
  • Fernando Amador History; “Children of the Land: Identities, Landscapes & Migrations from Rural Mexico”  
  • Alberto Sánchez Medina Hispanic Languages and Literature; “Cold Angels: The Killer as Intellectual Warrior and The Crisis of Global Capitalist Modernity in Hispanic 21st-Century Novels” 
  • Anna Thonis Ecology and Evolution, for a dissertation examining the  Anolis  lizard in Puerto Rico and its responses to climate change and extreme weather events 


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