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The Undergraduate Committee provides oversight for matters concerning the B.A. and B.G.S. Programs in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Committee members are selected for three-year terms, and may be core or affiliate faculty; they should be broadly representative of Latin Americanist scholars and scholarship at the University of Kansas, as well as representative of the Center’s curricula. Standing charges are to:

  1. Provide oversight for matters concerning the B.A. and B.G.S. Programs in Latin American and Caribbean Studies;
  2. Revise program information and update undergraduate booklets, website, and related materials; 
  3. Nominate undergraduate students for on-campus scholarships and fellowships;
  4. Advise the Director and Undergraduate Director on curriculum planning, review, and revision of the undergraduate program, helping coordinate with other departments and disciplines across campus;
  5. Appoint a subcommittee to hear and evaluate undergraduate student petitions; and
  6. Coordinate undergraduate assessment and senior exit surveys.

Committee Members, 2020-2023 Term

Brent Metz
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director -- Dept of Anthropology
785.864.2631
Fraser Hall, 609
Verónica Garibotto
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Wescoe Hall, 2614

 

 

The Graduate Committee provides oversight for matters concerning the M.A. Program in Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Committee members are selected for three-year terms, and may be core or affiliate faculty; they should be broadly representative of Latin Americanist scholars and scholarship at the University of Kansas, as well as representative of the Center’s curricula. Standing charges are to:

  1. Evaluate applications for admission to the graduate program;
  2. Evaluate applications for fellowships, awards and GTA position;
  3. Advise the Director and the Associate Director on curriculum planning, review and revision of the graduate program;
  4. Prepare recruitment materials;
  5. Revise program information and update website and graduate materials;
  6. Coordinate course offerings with other programs and departments on campus;
  7. Evaluate graduate student petitions and grievances;
  8. Nominate students for on-campus scholarships, fellowships and GTA position;
  9. Coordinate graduate assessment;
  10. Organize the Graduate Research Symposium in March; and
  11. Assist the Director, the Assistant Director and the Office Manager in compiling data and preparing periodic reports on Graduate admissions and student progress.

Committee Members, 2019-2022 Term

Robert C. Schwaller
Assistant Professor
Wescoe Hall, 3650
Associate Professor, Sociology
785-864-9421
Fraser Hall, Room 734
Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2041 Haworth Hall
Associate Librarian; Librarian for Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
785.864.6480
Watson Library
Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture
785.864.1133
Wescoe Hall, 2630
Lua Kamal Yuille
Professor
785.864.9290
Green Hall, 315B

 

The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies Executive Committee plays the largest role in CLACS oversight with core faculty members spanning the University, including scholars from the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, professional schools, the library, and the CLACS Director and Associate Director. Major duties include development, interpretation, and implementation of policies, grant development, curricular changes, scholarly awards, and a variety of other activities.

2020-2021 Membership

Tamara Falicov
Professor, Associate Dean for Research in the Arts and Humanities, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
785.864.1353
Summerfield Hall, 124C
Elizabeth Kuznesof
Professor
785.864.9433
Wescoe Hall, 3610
Brent Metz
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director -- Dept of Anthropology
785.864.2631
Fraser Hall, 609
Mehrangiz Najafizadeh
Associate Professor
785.864.9421
Fraser Hall
Associate Librarian; Librarian for Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
785.864.6480
Watson Library
Robert C. Schwaller
Assistant Professor
Wescoe Hall, 3650
University Distinguished Professor
785.864.3897
Dyche Hall, 713B
Lua Kamal Yuille
Professor
785.864.9290
Green Hall, 315B

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