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Welcome to the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As classes continue this Fall, we will make the health and safety of the entire CLS familia our top priority.  Our staff will be in their offices regularly and can also meet with students remotely this Fall. Contact Administrator Peter Haney for reference questions.  Weekly CLS Community Gatherings continue through December 1. Watch for news about other events and co-curricular programming as the year progresses.  For updates and COVID and Monkeypox safety measures, check the University’s latest guidance and its COVID-19 response page. 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. ¡Cuídense mucho!  We hope to see you soon.

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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In spite of so many challenges, the 2021-2022 year was successful for the Program. Our latest newsletter highlights the CLS familia’s achievements.Spring 2022 Newsletter

Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Today

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Ready for a stimulating dialogue on important issues of the day?  With the support of the Anonymous Fund and several campus partners, the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program will bring emerging figures in our interdisciplinary field to campus this year to discuss placemaking, feminism, migration, and more.  Check out the full schedule on the “CLS Today speaker series web page.

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