The Minority Languages and Cultures Project brings together scholars who share the aims of revitalizing subordinate languages in Latin America, documenting the cultures of the communities that speak them, and monitoring the interplay of language and culture in the region's ethnic and national/local politics.
Created in 2002 by Jeffrey Gould, then the director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the MLCP was funded by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education from 2006 to 2014. During that time, the MLCP organized a variety of conferences, lectures, and working groups and offered courses in three lesser commonly taught languages: Quechua, Maya, and Haitian Creole.
The MLCP is comprised of a number of scholars in diverse fields at Indiana University. Please contact CLACS at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.