2024-25 CLACS Faculty Fellows

Competition Announcement

CLACS Faculty Fellows
2023-24 Academic Year

Latin America in Global Perspective

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2024

The UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) invites applications for its CLACS Fellows program focused annually on diverse themes. Fellows will contribute to scholarly exchanges on the selected topic and will co-plan public engagement activities, to be supported by CLACS as part of its Title VI-funded commitment to teaching, research and public engagement.

This year’s theme — Latin America in Global Perspective — invites fellows to consider how their research and/or artistic expression on Latin America and/or the Caribbean informs, expands, or challenges global perspectives and frameworks.

Fellows’ work may explore the theme from any disciplinary, interpretive, creative, historical, or analytic point of view. While applicants may explore the theme in terms of contemporary issues, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, economic development, regional and global migration, climate change, politics, etc., the call for proposals invites applicants to consider the theme broadly. For instance, applicants may address the ways Latin American experiences, theories, artists, writers, have contributed to broad understanding that transcends traditional regional boundaries. The call aims to highlight the contributions from and about Latin America to broader cultural, disciplinary, regional and global understanding.

Some possible topics include: democratic decline; well-being and human development; transnational advocacy; conservation, environment and climate; indigenous studies; linguistic expression; transitional justice; social movements; diaspora studies; cultural and artistic production; public health. The Fellows program is open to all UWM faculty and full-time academic staff. Preference will be given to new applicants.

Award Amount: Up to three Fellows each will receive $2,000 support, payable after July 1 as S&E.

Individual Commitments: 1) participate in periodic Fellows informal exchanges to discuss work-in-progress; 2) plan at least one public engagement program with CLACS staff (2024-2025). Possibilities might include a brownbag lecture, guest speakers, exhibition, film screening with discussion, panel discussion, K-16 teacher event.

1. Please include name, departmental affiliation, and a two-page (maximum) CV.
2. Description of how your research will contribute to scholarly exchange on the broadly defined topic (2-page maximum). Be sure to explain how your research connects with Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the CLACS mission.
3. Description of your interest and/or ideas related to developing CLACS public engagement programming (500 words max). For more on the Center’s mission and public engagement work, please see: clacs.uwm.edu

To apply or for more information, contact CLACS Director Natasha Borges Sugiyama