From Populism to Hip Hop - 2017 GLPASC Conference a Resounding Success

Philadelphia -  On Tuesday, April 18th, junior and senior scholars, Dr.

Announcing the Third Annual PLAC Conference!

Penn in Latin America and the Caribbean (PLAC)/ Third Annual Conference


Right, Left, Right: U-Turns and their Impact in Latin America and the Caribbean


Thursday, October 12, 2017 -

Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania


ANNOUNCEMENT: GPLASC Visiting Scholar Carlos de la Torre

LALS is happy to announce, in coordination with the Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium (GPLASC), visiting scholar Carlos de la Torre. Dr. de la Torre, Professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, has been published widely on Latin American politics and society. 

The title of Dr. de la Torre's talk is, "Trump's Populism: Lessons from Latin America." 


When: Wednesday, March 29, at 12pm

Where: Silverstein Forum of Stiteler Hall 

Spring 2017

LALS is looking forward to a busy spring semester, with many upcoming LALSIS and LALSES seminars as well as various other events. Check out the LALSIS and LALSES tabs, Conferences tab, events on our home page, and other events of interest under the news tab. 

We look forward to seeing you throughout the semester! 

President Amy Gutmann Responds to Letter from Standing Faculty Regarding Immigrant Students

From: Amy Gutmann <>

Date: Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 10:39 PM

Subject: Response to Letter from Standing Faculty Regarding Immigrant Students

To: Amy Gutmann <>


Dear Penn faculty colleagues,

In the Daily Pennsylvanian

"Faculty sign open letter urging Amy Gutmann to protect rights of undocumented students"

Read the story in the Daily Pennsylvanian here

Penn Professors Send Letter to President Amy Gutmann Calling on University Support for DACA Students

Penn Professors Sign the Following Letter in Support of DACA Students at the University of Pennsylvania

November 14, 2016

To: President Amy Gutmann

From: Faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania

Re: Students holding DACA status

New book chapter co-authored by Penn Professor Michael Jones-Correa

A recently published book, "The Double Bind: The Politics of Racial & Class Inequalities in the Americas" includes a chapter co-authored by Penn Professor Michael Jones-Correa. Check out his chapter, "Experiencing Inequality but Not Seeing Class." For more information on the book in its entirety, visit the site linked below:

Research, Conference & Job Opportunities


 Internship with Glenmede Trust - Meeting October 17th, 2016

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