Areas of Focus
CLACX supports research in areas of faculty interest, and will amplify the profile of Latinx Studies through new hires, and continuing the #SOMOSVU initiative on campus. The possibilities for pursuing new intersections are plentiful, given Vanderbilt’s existing and growing strengths in (listed alphabetically): Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, and Puerto Rico. We are fortunate to draw on the strong interests in Afro Latinx, Afro Latin American, and Mayan studies that CLAS and LATS previously cultivated. This research is essential to better addressing questions on migration, education, diasporas, democracy, and health—issues that are critical for the making of a more just society.