Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

College of Letters & Science


Mauricio Salvo, PhD Student sharing his journey to graduate school


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


LAST FALL SEMESTER COMMUNITY GATHERINGS ~ Thursday, December 8th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm in 336 Ingraham Hall


Please join us on Friday, December 9th at 12:15PM in 8417 Social Science for a CLS/Sociology faculty position presentation! Asad Asad presentation is titled, "The Risk of Deportation and the Paradox of Structural Incorporation." Asad is a PhD Candidate from Harvard University and is a candidate for a position in Ethnic Studies will be coming to town!


CLS Academic Position (Deadline: Decemeber 20, 2016) ~ application found here: