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Latina/o and Latin American Faculty Working Group
Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University

Centers and Institutes

  • Community College Research Center, Teachers College

  • Bilingual Extension Institute, Teachers College

  • Institute for urban and Minority Education, Teachers College

  • Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies, Teachers College

  • Quality Teaching Partnership for English Language Learners (QTPELL) project, Teachers College

  • Institute for Latin American Studies, SIPA

  • Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University

Centers and Institutes  >  At the School for International and Public Affairs
One of our objectives is to increase collaboration between various centers and institutes at Teachers College involved in the fields of Latina/o and Latin American Education, Health, and Psychology, as well as to increase their visibility to those interested in studying, working, and funding in these fields.


Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS)

The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) is the center for research, teaching and discussion on Latin America at Columbia University. Its main goal is to bring together and provide resources for Columbia faculty, students and visiting scholars, recognizing the diversity of their interests and approaches while strengthening their links with Latin America and with communities of Latin American origin in the United States.

ILAS serves as a portal for scholars and institutions, inside and outside Columbia, to identify and establish productive exchanges with the different academic units of the University. The Institute is housed in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), one of the major policy institutions in the world. ILAS also depends on strong bridges with other schools and research centers within Columbia: the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Teacher's College, Barnard College, the Earth Institute, and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, among others... (read more)