Welcome to MACLAS


Maclas LogoThe Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS) is comprised of Mid-Atlantic region scholars, researchers, teachers, students, and interested professionals in all disciplines and pursuits.  This region is comprised of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  MACLAS has as its objectives promoting and developing interest in Latin American studies and affairs.  The organization was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1979 and currently has between 100-200 members.


Latest News:

  • —The 2014 Annual Conference, “Rethinking Social Justice in Latin America: From the Vatican to the Street,” was held Mar. 7-8 at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  Thanks to all who participated for making it such an informative, stimulating, and enjoyable event!


  • —MACLAS is pleased to announce that its 2015 Annual Conference will be at Ithaca College in the spring.  The exact dates are forthcoming.  A call for papers will go out by mid-October 2014.