University of Wisconsin–Madison


Train Latin American specialist for academic, government and private sector; and to support Latin Americanist students and Faculty in their intellectual development so that they can become and remain superior teachers and scholars. LACIS looks to serve as a local, regional, and national resource center that provides outreach, support services, and information to another university units, K-16, government, civic community and business constituencies. We are a Title VI National Resource Center, in operation since 1973 in consortium with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).


  • Circulation and Race in Colonial Mexico

    In this week’s LACIS lecture we had guest speaker Daniel Nemser, Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. Nemser focused on the discourse surrounding the …

  • US Political Parties, Polarization, and Immigration

    Guest lecturer Barry Burden, Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin Madison and Director of Elections Research Center at the University, offered his expertise on political parties, public opinion, US elections to understand …

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