Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

College of Letters & Science


CLS Staff at the 2016 Supermercado


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


OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, September 29th 12:00 - 1:30pm, CLS 3rd floor 


Fall 2016 Community Gatherings ~ THURSDAYS @ 12:00pm, CLS 3rd floor

Septmeber 29th - October 8th

Bring a friend, all are welcome!