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Africana Studies

African Studies (University of Pennsylvania)
The African Studies Center at Penn is an interdisciplinary program that offers undergraduate students an opportunity to explore the historic and cultural diversity of sub-Saharan African peoples.

African Studies Center (Michigan State University)
The African Studies Center at Michigan State University coordinates teaching, research, and public service programs related to Africa throughout the university. A wide variety of courses on Africa are taught in various disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and professional fields.

African and African American Studies (University of Kansas)
African and African-American Studies are disciplinary pursuits. Fields of study focus mainly on the humanities and the social sciences and are genuinely interdisciplinary.

African and Afro-American Studies (Washington University)
African and Afro-American Studies at Washington University, St. Louis is an interdisciplinary academic program, largely concentrated in the social sciences and the humanities. Principal geographical areas of concentration are the sub-Saharan African continent and the United States of America.

The James S. Coleman African Studies Center (UCLA)
The African Studies Center at UCLA was established in 1959 to further stimulate the growing national interest in the region and to develop outreach, academic, and research programs on Africa.

The Center for African Studies (University of California - Berkeley)
The Center was established in 1979 as an interdisciplinary research center to support basic research and training of scholars. The Center provides opportunities for students majoring in traditionally defined fields to develop a comprehensive interdisciplinary program in African Studies.

African Studies Resource Center (University of Kansas)
The African Studies Resource Center represents the African Studies Council of more than thirty Africanists across the University of Kansas. It is one of several area studies centers that reports to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and works with the Graduate School and Office of International Programs.

The African Studies Program (Ohio University)
The African Studies Program at Ohio University, designated a Title VI National Resource Center for Africa, provides students, scholars and members of the broader community opportunities to develop their understanding of this important world region. Facilities for research and language instruction, as well as formal degree studies are available through the program. Students may earn a Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA) degree with a major in African Studies through the Center for International Studies.

Department of African-American and African Studies (Ohio State University)
The primary mission of the African-American and African Studies Department is to stimulate teaching and research about the Black experience in the U.S., Africa and throughout the African Diaspora.

Program of African Studies (Northwestern University)
In 1948, Melville J. Herskovits convened Northwestern's Program of African Studies (PAS). The first center of its kind in over nearly half a century, scholars associated with the Program have produced vital and innovative scholarship and trained over three hundred Africanists through the doctorate.

African Studies Center (Boston University)
The African Studies Center at Boston University, established in 1953, was one of the first graduate programs in the United States to offer a multidisciplinary African Studies curriculum.

African Studies (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
The African Studies Outreach Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has constructed this World Wide Web server with the Educator and the general Africanist in mind.

African Studies (Central Connecticut State University)
The African Studies Program is a part of the Central Connecticut State University International Area Studies Program.

African Studies Resources (Princeton University)
These resources are provided by the University of Princeton African Web Site, it includes a compehensive archive on Africa-related resources.

Berkeley-Stanford Joint Center for African Studies
On May 18, 1991 the Stanford Committee on African Studies (CAS) voted to offer a certificate in African Studies to undergraduates fulfilling the requirements which were set following consultation with the Director of the Program in African and Afro-American Studies and the directors of other area studies programs at Stanford.

Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (University of Michigan- Ann Arbor)
The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies was established in 1970 in response to African American students who wanted to bring a richer representation of the Black experience into the University of Michigans curricular offerings. The Center's multi-disciplinary and inter-departmental programs utilize historical, sociological, cultural, psychological, economic, and political approaches to the comparative study of people of African descent living in Africa and the Americas.

Institute of African Studies, School of International & Public Affairs (Columbia University)
The Institute of African Studies, one of eight regional institutes at Columbia University's School of International Affairs, provides a special forum for students, faculty and others with an interest in the multitude of issues facing the African cont inent.

African Studies Program (Indiana University)
The Indiana University African Studies Program was founded in 1961 by the late J. Gus Liebenow and has, over the past three decades, been recognized as one of the nation's leading language and area studies centers for the interdisciplinary study of Africa.

Harvard African Studies
The Harvard University Committee on African Studies is an interdisciplinary group of scholars appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to coordinate teaching and research and advance knowledge and understanding of Africa within Harvard.

African Studies Department (Howard University)
The Department of African Studies offers graduate programs leading to the Masters of Arts and Doctors of Philosophy degrees. The master's program consists of a two-year professional program, while the Ph.D program is research oriented. The department offers students both historical and current perspectives on the socio-economic, cultural, technological, and political developments of Africa.

Center for African Area Studies (Kyoto, Japan)
The Center for African Area Studies of Kyoto University was created in 1986 as the only academic research institution in Japan devoted to African Studies.

The Center for African Studies (University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign)
The work of the African Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is diverse.On campus it promotes teaching and research about Africa; off campus it offers community and educational groups a variety of teaching, curriculum development, and informational resources relating to the African continent.

Center for African Studies (University of Florida)
We wish to acquaint you with various apects of our program and provide you with access to valuable resources on the University of Florida campus, at other American universities, and at a variety of Internet sites throughout the world. Information can be o btained by entering our Directory Page.


Puerto Rican Studies

Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños (Hunter College, CUNY)
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is the only university based research institute in the United States devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the Puerto Rican experience. Founded in 1973 the Centro has grown into a major research and educational resource cente. In addressing major inequities in social conditions affecting Puerto Ricans, Centro research bears important implications for the study of Latinos in the United States and other contemporary diasporic communities.

The Institute For Puerto Rican & Latino Studies (University of Connecticut)
The Institute for Puerto Rican and Latino Studies (IPRLS), which has operated since the Fall of 1994, serves as a multipurpose interdisciplinary research and teaching program with a comparative focus on the Puerto Rican, Mexican, and other Latin American origin populations in Connecticut, the northeast,and other regions of the continental United States, as well as in Puerto Rico.

The Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies Department (Rutgers University)
Using a comparative approach, the curriculum focuses on the formation and evolution of the peoples and societies of that region. The courses examine the historical background and the migration experience, and the reformulation of identities, in their racial, class, cultural and gender dimension.

Department of Latin American & Puerto Rican Studies (Lehman College, CUNY)
The Department of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Puerto Rican studies, an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The department also participates in the interdisciplinary Comparative Literature Program, and the Women's Studies Option.

Puerto Rican and Latino Studies (Brooklyn College, CUNY)
The PRLS dept. offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major in Puerto Rican and Latino Studies and three minor concentrations, including a course sequence and minor in bilingual education (16 credits) in conjunction with the elementary school program of the school of education.

Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies (Wayne State University)
The Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies (CBS) has its origins in the Latino en Marcha Leadership Training Program established in 1971 by Wayne State University. The program became an academic center in 1972.The center actively promotes a Latino perspective and an awareness of Latino issues inside of Wayne State and contributes to the university's continuing efforts to nurture a rich campus cultural environment. The center's curriculum provides the university with a substantial part of its courses on Latin America and Latinos in the United States.


Latino Studies

Dominican Studies Institute (City College CUNY)
Housed at the City College of New York, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute was conceived to address the current lack of useful and reliable information on Dominicans available to students, scholars, and the community at large.The Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit devoted to the study of Dominican life in the United States, the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere.

The Julian Samora Research Institute (Michigan State University)
The JULIAN SAMORA RESEARCH INSTITUTE is committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. To this end, it has organized a number of publication initiatives to facilitate the timely dissemination of current research and information relevant to Latinos.

Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR)
The IUPLR, through its activities, shall seek to: A) Enlarge the scope and raise the quality of research that has a bearing on U.S. Latino communities.B) Raise the visibility of and create a strong institutional presence for Latino research.C)Maintain a voice for Latino researchers through its national projects, and its grants program. D) Establish a link between the Latino research community and the public policy arena.

Cuban Research Institute (Florida International University)
Located at the Latin American and Caribbean Center of Florida International University, the CRI's purpose is to utilize the substantial Cuba-related resources of the University and the greater Miami community to produce research and develop programs that serve faculty, students, and a community vitally interested in Cuban and Cuban-American issues.

Hispanic Research Center (Arizona State University)
The Hispanic Research Center at ASU was founded in 1985 and is a university- wide interdisciplinary unit dedicated to research and creative activities. The purposes of the HRC include the performance of basic and applied research on a broad range of topics related to Hispanic populations, to disseminate research findings to the academic community and the public, to engage in creative activities and make them available generally, and to provide public service in areas of importance to Hispanics.

Chicano Studies Research Center (University of California - Los Angeles)
Founded in 1969, the Chicano Studies Research Center promotes the study and dissemination of knowledge on the experience of the people of Mexican descent and other Latinos in the United States. The CSRC primarily supports UCLA faculty and the training of the next generation of scholars engaged in this area of inquiry.

Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development & Public Policy
Established in 1989 at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, the goal of the Gastón Institute is to inform the public and policymakers about issues vital to the Commonwealth's growing Latino community and provide the information and analysis necessary for the effective participation of the Latino community in public policy development.


Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
The largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged inthe study of Latin America. With over 4,800 members, twenty-five percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one Association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (University of Connecticut)
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies coordinates both undergraduate and graduate programs in Latin American Studies.The Center sponsors a wide range of seminars, public lectures, conferences, films and colloquia on Latin American subjects.The Center also serves as a clearing house for information about events on and off campus, employment opportunities, new avenues for research, and research funding for those interested in all aspects of Latin America.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (New York University)
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at New York University is an interdisciplinary teaching, research, and public information program. It opens channels of communication and encourages the sharing of ideas and observations across disciplinary boundaries.

Latin American and Caribbean Center (Florida International University)
The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) came into existence in 1979. As a federally supported National Resource Center for Language and Area Studies, LACC has a mandate to promote graduate and undergraduate education, faculty research, and public education on Latin American and Caribbean affairs.

Center for Latin American Studies (Stanford University)
Since its inception over 25 years ago, the Stanford Center for Latin American Studies has been one of the leading foreign area programs in the United States. Housed in its own facility, Bolivar House, the Center fosters a wide range of teaching and research activity designed to advance knowledge and understanding of Latin America. The principal components of this activity include graduate and undergraduate training, interdisciplinary research, scholarly exchange, and outreach to the local, national, and international communities.

Latin American Studies Program (Cornell University)
Cornell's Latin American Studies Program (LASP) was founded in 1961. The National Defense Education Act (NDEA) Language and Area Center established LASP in 1966 as one of the nation's premier Latin American centers. Today, the Latin American Studies Program provides a focus for all activities oriented toward Latin America on the Cornell campus.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Michigan State University)
The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS) was founded in 1962 and has grown to become one of the leading programs in the nation. The Center was designated a National Resource Center in 1991 by the U.S. Department of Education. As a National Resource Center, CLACS generates and disseminates knowledge about Latin America and the Caribbean at national and state levels.

Latin American Network Information Center
Socioroute Latino-Americaine - Resources on Latin-American sociology. Editor: Manuel Cisneros. (French and Spanish versions).
Sociology in Latin America - A small collection of links to sociological material in Latin America.

Council On Hemispheric Affairs
The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) was founded at the end of 1975 to promote the common interest of the hemisphere, raise the visibility and increase the importance of the inter-American relationship, as well as encourage the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin America.Since its inception, COHA has been one of the most active and broadest-based U.S. private bodies dealing with the entire spectrum of political, economic and diplomatic issues, as well as the economic and political challenges confronting the nations of this hemisphere.

Kellogg Institute (University of Notre Dame)
The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies is designed to advance understanding of Third World development, particularly in Latin America, through research, education, and outreach. In its study of Latin America and other developing areas, the Institute focuses primarily on democratization and the quality of democracy; paths to development; religion and the Catholic Church; social movements and organized civil society; and public policies for social justice.


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