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    Faculty Spotlight: María Luisa Parra

    Professor Parra teaches popular courses on Spanish in the Community and Spanish for Latinos. Now you can see some of the theories behind that pedagogy with a recently released book, Enseñanza de español y juventud Latina. The attractive volume, published by Arco Libros, deals with themes such as bilingualism, bicultural youth, curriculum design and teaching innovations.

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    Summer Research Grant: Apply Now

    Supports undergraduate and graduate or professional students conducting thesis or dissertation research related to Latin America and the Caribbean. Research proposals are accepted from all disciplines, but must be directly related to the region.. Application deadline is March 12, 2021.

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    DRCLAS Podcast: Faculty Voices

    This Fall has been a busy season for democracy, from elections in Bolivia (and the United States) to a resounding vote for a new Chilean constitution. Steve Levitsky, director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and co-author of How Democracies Die, puts it all in context in this podcast.

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    Collective Isolation in Latin America

    Documenting the Impact of COVID-19 through Photography

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    Photo credit: Rodrigo Abd, "Mass for the Dead"  from the series The Virus Strips Peru.
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    Tuesday Seminar Series

    The Tuesday Seminar Series returns on February 2nd with a focus on impacts of COVID-19 in Latin America, the environment, racial relations, and democracy and political elections in the region.

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What We Do

Through programs, grants, fellowships, and activities, DRCLAS strives to provide support and resources for students, faculty, and scholars working in and on Latin America. 

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Where We Work

With offices located in Santiago, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Mexico City, as well as Cambridge, DRCLAS offers programs covering all of Latin America.

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The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University works to increase the knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment and contemporary affairs of Latin America; foster cooperation and understanding among the peoples of the Americas; and contribute to democracy, social progress and sustainable development throughout the hemisphere.