MACLAS logo jpegWelcome to the website of the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS). We are an interdisciplinary association that promotes and develops interest in Latin American studies and affairs. Each year we hold a conference somewhere in the mid-Atlantic region. We also publish Latin American Essays and a thrice-yearly newsletter, and award prizes for articles and books published by MACLAS members. Click here for information about how you can become a member.

MACLAS 2016 will be at the Fox Business School at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 Click on the “Upcoming Conferences” tab for more information on this exciting conference opportunity! 

MACLAS 2015 at Ithaca College

Ithaca College




The 2015 Conference was held April 17-18. The theme was “Altered States: Cross-disciplinary explorations of tradition and the emergent in Latin America.” For further information on the conference, please visit the  “Past Conferences” page.


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