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Click on the image above for the MACLAS 2019 Preliminary Program.

Click on the image above for the MACLAS 2019 Preliminary Program.

MACLAS 2019 • Stony Brook University • March 8-9

“Borders & Boundaries: New Latin American Realities”

We’re delighted that MACLAS 2019 will be held on the beautiful campus of Stony Brook University, and we invite scholars of Latin America & the Caribbean from across the mid-Atlantic region to join us. To register for the conference, visit

Click on the image above for a PDF file of the MACLAS 2019 Call for Papers.

Click on the image above for a PDF file of the MACLAS 2019 Call for Papers.

Click here or on the image (above right) for the Preliminary Program for MACLAS 2019.

The Call for Papers (PDF file) can be accessed by clicking on the image at right.

We heartily thank our hosts in Latin American & Caribbean Studies at Stony Brook University for helping to make MACLAS 2019 possible.

Conference participants are encouraged to book lodging as soon as possible. We recommend Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook, located on the Stony Brook campus, but there are lots of good hotels in the general vicinity.


Stony Brook University is accessible by car, train, or plane. The Long Island Rail has a stop on the Stony Brook campus, just a few minutes’ walk from the Humanities Institute and the Wang Center, where our events will take place.

Traveling by car: From New York City and other points west of Southampton, travelers would take I-495 (Long Island Expressway) to Route 111.

Traveling by plane: Long Island’s Islip-MacArthur Airport is 16 miles from the campus and is serviced by direct flights and commuter airlines. New York Area Airports (LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark) are approximately 50 miles to the west. From Kennedy Airport, you can take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad for the train to Stony Brook.


Traveling by train: Take the Long Island Railroad’s Port Jefferson line from Penn Station in Manhattan to Stony Brook. The LIRR station is at the north end of the campus.

Taxi/Uber: If you arrive to campus by taxi, the address for both the Humanities Institute (Friday panels) and the Wang Center (Saturday panels) is: 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790.

Hotel Parking: Attendees who are staying at the recommended hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook, will have hotel parking. The Humanities Institute and Charles B. Wang Center are both within a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

Campus Parking: Parking is available in the Admin Garage, located directly across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook. The Humanities Institute and the Charles B. Wang Center are both within a 5-minute walk from the garage.


PLACES TO EAT & THINGS TO DO IN & AROUND STONY BROOK while you’re in town for our spring conference:


Brew Cheese (Stony Brook) – Serving local and imported beers, cheese boards, and interesting grilled cheese creations, in the Stony Brook Village Center.

Harmony Vineyards (Smithtown) – Their vineyard terrace overlooks the vines and lets guests enjoy waterfront vistas. Featuring movie nights on Fridays and “Tasting Notes Jazz Club” on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Green Cactus Fresh Mexican Grill (Stony Brook) – Mexican counter-serve chain known for fish tacos, burritos, and self-serve salsa bar.


Del fuego (St. James) – Tex-mex restaurant with local goods and over 50 tequilas in a funky, art-adorned space.

Pentimento (St. James) – Seasonal Italian fare, including house made pasta, in cozy quarters.

Mirabelle Restaurant at the Three Village Inn (Stony Brook) – American comfort food and French bistro classics.

PJ Lobster House (Port Jefferson) – Restaurant and fish market specializing in fresh lobster.

The Fifth Season (Port Jefferson) – Locavore American eatery with a harbor view.



Avalon Park and Reserve: A nature park with walking trails and a duck pond, located 1.6 miles from the SBU campus.

Stony Brook Village: Includes shops, restaurants, cafes, and a carriage museum (

Three Village Historical Society (Setauket, NY): Learn more about local history, such as Native Americans who first called this region home and General Washington’s Culper Spy Ring (


The Jazz Loft (Stony Brook, NY): A collaborative center run by a historian, the Jazz Loft features talented musicians and historic jazz memorabilia (

Port Jefferson Harbor (pictured at right): Downtown Port Jefferson offers shops, restaurants, and the family-friendly Maritime Explorium.