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Stinchcomb, Dennis A
Assistant Director for Research

Spring Valley, Room 521

Latin American/Latino Studies Washington, DC 20016-8137 United States

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About the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies

The Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS), established in January 2010, is a campus-wide initiative advancing and disseminating state-of-the-art research. Our faculty affiliates and partners are at the forefront of efforts to understand economic development, democratic governance, cultural diversity and change, peace and diplomacy, health, education and environmental well-being. CLALS generates high quality, timely analysis on these and other issues in partnership with researchers and practitioners from AU and beyond. Learn more about us.

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Central American Migration Research Initiative

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Religion & Climate Change in Cross-Regional Perspective

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The Robert A. Pastor North America Research Initiative

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As part of a Center project on Religion and Democratic Contestation in Latin America, a new edited volume was released in July 2018 by Routledge Press. Church, Cosmovision and the Environment: Religion and Social Conflict in Contemporary Latin America describes and analyses multiple types of religious engagement with environmental concerns and conflicts seen in modern Latin American democracies. The volume was edited by CLALS Research Associate Professor Robert Albro and Evan Berry, Associate Professor in AU's Department of Philosophy and Religion. 

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As a part of the Center's DC-Metro Latino Research Initiative, CLALS has received funding from the District of Columbia Office of Planning to host a workshop on neighborhood demographic change in DC, as it affects Latino and African American communities.

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Media Mentions

National media outlets in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, covered the Center's report launch and panel event on June 21, "Dos años de la MACCIH: Avances y Desafíos," as a part of the Monitoring MACCIH and Anti-Impunity Efforts in Honduras project. News outlets such as El Heraldo, La Prensa, La Tribuna, and Confidencial Honduras interviewed the report's author, SIS Professor Charles Call, and summarized the report's findings. For a complete list of media coverage of this event, please visit the Monitoring MACCIH project page

Past Media Mentions