The 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.
- MACLAS is pleased to announce its 2014 Annual Conference at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The theme this year is “Rethinking Social Justice in Latin America: From the Vatican to the Street.” See http://www.maclas.org/conferences/maclas-2014-cfp for the Call for Papers; proposals are due January 1, 2014.
- MACLAS is currently accepting entries for the following prizes (see http://www.maclas.org/prizes-and-awards for more information about the prizes and http://www.maclas.org/prizes-and-awards/2014-maclas-awards for this year’s submission deadlines and contact information): the Whitaker Prize for best book published in the previous two years (2012-2013) by a MACLAS member; the Davis Prize for best article or book chapter published in the previous two years (2012-2013) by a MACLAS member; the Cristina Turner graduate student travel fund for financial support to attend the 2014 MACLAS Annual Conference; the Froelich Research Grants, which provide $500 in support for up to two faculty, professionals or independent scholars to carry out research or creative projects on any facet of Latin American culture, politics, and society; and the McInnis Award for distinguished service to the organization.