Skip to main content

Cornell's focal point for research, teaching, and engagement on Latin America and the Caribbean, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2021 with a new name that recognizes our ongoing commitment to Caribbean people and cultures.

With teaching and research across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, LACS expands the intellectual presence of Latin America and the Caribbean at Cornell by organizing campus events to bring together faculty, students, and the Cornell community. We sponsor undergraduate and graduate minors, and we encourage students to gain meaningful international experiences through internship opportunities, study abroad programs, and short-term course visits. LACS is supported by an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Amanda Rodewald, LACS

Gustavo Flores-Macías, LACS

Faculty and Student Kudos and a Farewell

Seminar
Resiliencia desde América Latina y el Caribe: “Crisis, Resistance, and Adaptation” LACS Conference 16-17 February 2024
Minor
LACS welcomes Cornell graduates in all fields of study who are interested in studying and conducting research in Latin America or the Caribbean to apply for the Latin A
Program
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) is pleased to invite graduate students to apply to become a LACS Graduate Fellow for AY 2024-2025.
Minor
LACS welcomes Cornell undergraduates in all fields of study who are interested in studying and conducting research in Latin America or the Caribbean to apply for the La
Vice Provost for International Affairs
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
Associate Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History
Professor, Psychology