Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

College of Letters & Science


Former CLS student talking about City Year!


Welcome to the Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison! The Program in Chican@ and Latin@ Studies (CLS) offers a systematic and interdisciplinary analysis of Mexican- and Latin-American-origin people, cultures, and collectivities within the United States. The CLS certificate is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge base and the intellectual tools to understand the unity and diversity of U.S. Latina/o populations. The primary objective of the CLS Program is to train students in the study of Chican@ and Latin@s, as well as to introduce them to the central questions, topics, and applications that have emerged in this field of inquiry.


CLS offers a variety of courses, some focusing on particular national-origin groups or specific academic disciplines, and others organized around comparative topics or issues. We welcome you to join our academic community of learners.




Professor Benjamin Marquez


COMMUNITY GATHERINGS ~ Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:30pm in 336 Ingraham Hall 


Fall 2016 Commnity Gathering Dates: September 29th - December 15th (every Thursday)

Bring a friend, everyone is welcome!