Welcome to CLACLS
The Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies was established at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2001. CLACLS has worked to promote the study and understanding of Latin American and Caribbean cultures and the communities established in the United States by peoples from this vast and extraordinarily diverse region with a special focus on the New York City metropolitan area. CLACLS has organized numerous public forums, lectures, symposia, academic conferences, public presentations of art, music, dance, and photography with colleagues from Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. With a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, CLACLS organized and helps administer an interdisciplinary M.A. concentration in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies in the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies.
Through our flagship Latino Data Project reports CLACLS has made public a wide variety of current data on various aspects of the New York City Latino experience. From educational attainment patterns, changing income-distribution profiles, voter participation rates, to studies of specific communities and national groups, these studies have become important sources of information to educators, journalists, policy makers, and students.
As the results of the 2010 census continue to be gradually released by the U.S. Census Bureau CLACLS will be producing a series of reports on the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the Latino population of the U.S. with special attention to New York City and the metropolitan area.
We move toward the future dedicated to continue research and publication of innovative data-based studies focusing upon the City's and Nation's Latino communities, as well as a commitment to create expanded opportunities for Latino Ph.D. candidates at the Graduate Center.