Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The St. John’s University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) was established in 1994. Its policy is grounded in the University's Vincentian mission and a commitment to global education, as put forward by St. John's President Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M. As a metropolitan university whose main campuses areas located in one of the major urban centers of the world, St. John's is acutely aware of the increasing importance of the U.S. economy on Latin American and Caribbean trading sectors through NAFTA and other agreements.

Observing the rapid growth of Hispanic populations in New York and across the U.S., St. John's also recognizes its historic responsibility to this sector of new Americans. The Center, under the auspices of the Office of the Provost, comprises faculty and administrators whose research, teaching and professional involvement demonstrate a serious commitment to the study of Latin America and the Caribbean. These scholars serve as liaisons and support resources within their schools, disciplines and departments.

Contact Information
Dr. Alina Camacho-Gingerich, Chair
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
St. John Hall, Room B3A, 1 and 9
718-990-1932
camachoa@stjohns.edu
clacs@stjohns.edu

Graduate Admission Information
Office of Graduate Admission
Robert Medrano, Director
718-990-2790
medranor@stjohns.edu