Welcome to Latin American and Caribbean Studies!

Welcome to Latin American and Caribbean Studies (also known as LACS) at Carleton University.  The LACS program provides a vibrant interdisciplinary space for the study of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  

As the professor presently serving as the Coordinator of LACS, and on behalf of all the other affiliated faculty members, I would like to offer all our students the warmest of welcomes. 

Join the LACS Community! 

The LACS program provides a close knit and intimate community for students and faculty.  If you are interested in the study of the region and would like to be part of a program that gets to know its students by name, then you can join the community in the following ways:  

  • Listserv:  You can subscribe to our listserv here.  We use the listserv to share information about relevant events and announcements. 
  • Graduate Specialization in LACS:  Masters students working on projects related to Latin America and the Caribbean can join our community by applying to the graduate specialization.  If you are currently a graduate student at Carleton working on a LACS project, send us an email get your profile listed on the LACS webpage.  You can email us at lacs@carleton.ca  
  • Undergraduate Minor in LACS:   If you’re pursuing an undergraduate degree and would like to develop regional expertise to enhance your program of study, consider pursuing a minor in LACS.   

Get in touch 

If you would like to learn more about the LACS program or have questions about your program of study, do not hesitate to reach out by email or to set up a virtual meeting if you feel the need. 

You can reach me at audra.diptee@carleton.ca.  Our top notch LACS Administrator can be reached at LACS@carleton.ca.   

Or you can use the links below to set up a meeting directly.  

I wish you all a successful academic year and, of course, the best of health.  I very much look forward to meeting you in person once the pandemic is behind us.   

Bien Cordialement! Saludos cordiales!



Audra A. Diptée, Ph.D.
Coordinator /Coordinatrice 
Latin American and Caribbean Studies // L’études de l’Amérique latine et les Caraïbes

Associate Professor /Professeure agrégée
Department of History /Département d’histoire
Carleton University/Université Carleton