The faculty and students affiliated with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies come from nearly every school on campus and nearly every department in the College of Arts and Sciences. We also have affiliate faculty at four other Indiana University campuses. Our faculty and students carry out cutting-edge research on topics ranging from dental health to financial markets, from Afro-Caribbean film to Argentine labor history. However, based on faculty expertise and library resources, we have several areas in which research is particularly strong.
Brazilian Studies Program
The Brazilian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration that brings together scholars and students interested in pursuing and sharing research and scholarship on Brazil. Areas of special strength include Brazilian literature, film, and contemporary politics and policy.
Indiana University has the seventh-largest library collection in the country, and IU Libraries' Latin American and Caribbean collection is also one of the country's largest. Holdings of note include the Lilly Library's Mendel and Boxer rare book collections of interdisciplinary works on Andean and South American countries and Brazil.
The Archivo Mesoamericano is a digital archive of video, research notes, audio interviews, photographs and digital resources related to Central America during the second half of the twentieth century. Learn more.
Minority Languages and Cultures Project
The Minority Languages and Cultures Project (MLCP) brings together scholars who share the aims of revitalizing indigenous and other marginalized languages in Latin America, documenting the cultures of the communities that speak them, and monitoring the interplay of language and culture in ethnic and regional politics. Learn More.