About Us

A cityscape Find out more about the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies.


CLALS began in 1998 with the intention of providing a research resource and academic forum for students and faculty interested in Latin American and Latino languages, cultures, and histories. Since then, we have accomplished much more.


As the Latin American and Latino communities in Atlanta have grown, our goals have expanded beyond their original objectives to include locally based as well as international research initiatives.


The objectives of CLALS address the internationalization of Georgia State University as described in the Strategic Plan of 2005-2010.


In collaboration with the many departments of Georgia State University, CLALS facilitates the availability of existing resources that develop and expand excellence in Latin American and Latino studies.


View a roster of all CLALS members. (If you would like to become a member, please come to the next event or meeting and introduce yourself. If you are already a member and would like to be included in the roster, please send an e-mail with your attached curriculum vita to the site editor.)

Meeting Minutes

Explore an archive of meeting minutes beginning with the first meeting since the CLALS website went live.