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Welcome to the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As classes continue, we will continue to make the health and safety of the entire CLS familia our top priority.  Our staff will be in their offices regularly once classes start this Spring and can also meet with students remotely.  Contact advisor Rachelle Eilers via email or Starfish to make an appointment. CLS Library materials are available to UW-Madison and community patrons, and the CLS Library and Academic Resource Center will be open to the public 8:30am to 4:30pm this Spring. Hours during the winter interim may vary.  Contact Administrator Peter Haney for reference questions. We plan to hold CLS Community Gatherings at the end of September. Watch for news about other events and co-curricular programming as the year progresses.  For updates on building access and safety measures, check the University’s COVID-19 response page.  ¡Cuídense mucho!  We hope to see you soon.

Current Courses

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The 2020-2021 academic year was tough for everyone, but we held it together.  The latest issue ofRegeneración highlights our CLS familia’s achievements.Newsletter Thumbnail

Student COVID-19 Resources

Need money? Internet access? Information? Health assistance?  Academic support? Here are  various forms of help available to UW-Madison undergraduates.  Want to help UW students? The UW Foundation has a new emergency support fund.  CLS will update this list regularly, so keep checking.

CLS News

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    Theresa Delgadillo Receives Brittingham Trust Award

    Prof. Theresa Delgadillo (English/CLS) has received a grant from the University’s Brittingham Trust for a project titled “Latinx Studies in the Digital Sphere” to create two Open Educational Resources on the topics of Latinxs and …

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    Edna Ledesma Receives PARCI Grant to Study Farmers Markets

    CLS affiliate faculty member Edna Ledesma (Planning & Landscape Architecture) has recieved a Pandemic Affected Research grant to continue a longitudinal study of four Latino Vendor Markets (LVM), classified as flea markets or swap meets, …

  • Almita Miranda Receives PARCI Grant to Study Mixed-Status Families

    Almita Miranda, Assistant Professor of Geography and Chican@ and Latin@ Studies, received funding from the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative (PARCI) to conduct follow-up ethnographic research with return migrants and transnational family networks in rural communities …

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