2018 Student GOTV Art Project

Student contributions to the 2018 public art installation "Women Take the Polls" by Chele Isaac and Kelly Parks Snyder

Prof. Steve Quintana Speaking

CLS Affiliate Professor Steve Quintana Addresses a Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion

Students at Diversity & Inclusion Workshop, 2017

Martin Martinez (CLS '18) discusses diversity and inclusion with partners at a workshop by CLS affiliate Professor Steve Quintana

Participants in the 2017 Latinx Youth Summit

Clara Huerta (CLS '18) shows 2017 Latinx Youth Summit participants the art of screen printing.

Detail of Mural "The Inheritance of Struggle" (1993) by Leo Tanguma. Wisconsin Union.

More information about the Union's multicultural murals More

WELCOME TO THE CHICAN@/LATIN@ STUDIES PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON!

PROGRAM MISSION

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 and 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.

CURRENT COURSES

Curious about CLS? Our committed and engaging faculty offer interdisciplinary undergraduate courses at all levels.  Check out our listings to find out more.

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NEWSLETTER

2018-2019 was a great academic year for the CLS Program.  The Spring 2019 issue of our newsletter, Regeneración, highlights the accomplishments of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff during the Spring.

LIBRARY AND ARC

The CLS library (Ingraham 313) offers books, music, and films on the U.S. Latinx experience, as well as quiet study space.  The Academic Resource Center (Ingraham 338W) has computers for CLS students.  CLS student in Library

CLS News

Events

Sep 16

Latinx New Student Orientation

September 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sep 17

CLS Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Almita Miranda

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sep 24

UW-Madison Faculty of Color Reception (DDEEA)

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sep 26

CLS Welcome Reception

September 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Oct 03

CLS Community Gathering: Speaker TBA

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm