The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies retains an undergraduate, graduate, and executive committee tasked with providing oversight on the undergraduate program, graduate program and core duties and mission of the Center, respectively. Committees are formed by affiliated faculty and serve limited terms.

Undergraduate Committee

Graduate Committee

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

Executive Committee

Tamara Falicov
  • Professor
  • Associate Dean for Research in the Arts and Humanities, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of the Arts (SotA)
  • School of the Arts - Film and Media Studies

Brent Metz
  • Associate Professor
  • Undergraduate Director -- Dept of Anthropology
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Latin American Studies

Jorge Soberón
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • KU Biodiversity Institute