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Welcome to the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As classes continue this Spring, we will make the health and safety of the entire CLS familia our top priority.  Our staff and faculty will be in their offices regularly and can also meet with students remotely. The CLS Library is open from 8:30 to 4:30. Weekly CLS Community Gatherings will resume in February and continue through May. Watch for news about other events and co-curricular programming as the year progresses.  For updates and COVID and Mpox safety measures, check the University’s latest guidance and its COVID-19 response page. Want to help UW students? The UW Foundation has a new emergency support fund.   ¡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.CLS Fall 2022 Newsletter Thumbnail

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.  Check out the full schedule on the “CLS Today speaker series web page.

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Thu 23

PASOS Meeting, Demystifying Grad School

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu 30