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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.
Come take courses in fields like Ecology and Evolution, Hispanic Languages and Literature, History, Journalism, Women’s, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies and Africana Studies. Work with specialists in Climate Change, Social Ecologies and Extractivism, Global Migration,
Multimedia Journalism, Global Food Systems, Digital Humanities, Queer Studies, and Transnational Feminisms, as together we usher in a
propitious moment to launch LACS’s ambitious research agenda for the future.

Upcoming Events


June 3, 2020 LAcsOtro



March 2020

To the LACS community:

During this difficult time, LACS wants to contribute to safeguarding and strengthening our sense of community, especially for our graduate and undergraduate students, and foster interconnectedness with the worlds we study in uncertain and precarious times.

LACS will be hosting online lectures, discussions, performances, and other projects related to Latin America/the Caribbean/Latinx. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

LACS Spring Calendar
3/6/2020 Congratulations to LACS affiliate and Advisory Board member Lori Flores who was just awarded a  Smithsonian Institution Senior Fellowship for her new project
LACS is pleased to award the A. Sánchez Corporation Construction Scholarship for 2019 to Fabrizio Chamorro. As a first-generation immigrant from Paraguay, Fabrizio has led by example in his classes and in the community. In addition to showing much scholarly promise at Stony Brook, he has been dedicated to serving the Latinx community both on campus and off. A Political Science major and LACS minor, Fabrizio is curious, engaged, and persistent. He has volunteered at the Oyster Bay Centro Cultural Hispano and at CARECEN, the Central American Refugee Center in Brentwood, where he led bilingual civics classes for applicants seeking US citizenship. In addition, he conducted direct community outreach regarding immigrant rights, the 2020 census, and upcoming elections. Interested in pursuing an MA in Public Policy and eventually attending law school, Fabrizio exemplifies the spirit and aims of the Sánchez scholarship and LACS is proud to offer him this recognition.