CLAS: Center for Latin American Studies

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Latin American Studies Degree Programs:
Letter from the New Interim Director

August 26, 2011

Dear Members of the Latin American Studies Community:

I am honored to have been offered the opportunity to serve the Latin American Studies program as interim director for the academic year of 2011-2012. In my new role, I will continue to teach for both the Latin American Studies program and the Africana Studies program as before, as well as advising our students in the MA, FILAS, and undergraduate programs, as well as tending to a host of other responsibilities that fall to the academic director. I look forward to cooperating with our staff, our faculty, and our students to make the transition as smooth as possible and to contribute in any way I can to the continued success of our degree programs. In addition, I aim to help build our community by working closely with students and faculty. As the year progresses, you will find my door open to all.

Marten Brienen
Interim Director, Latin American Studies Degree Programs