Angelina Cotler elected to serve on CLASP Executive Committee

Angelina Cotler, Associate Director at the Center for Latin American Studies, has been recently appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP). This is the first time the University of Pittsburgh will have a leadership role in the Consortium.

In this position, Dr. Cotler will participate in Executive Committee meetings, serve on standing committees, and collaborate with the recruitment of new CLASP members and candidates for the Executive Committee. Her three-year term runs from January 2017 through December 2019. Dr. Cotler served on this committee in the past when she was a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Cotler’s appointment will provide the Center for Latin American Studies with new opportunities to network and collaborate with universities and Latin American Studies centers, expand the reach of their work, and participate in conferences around the country.

The goal of CLASP is to promote all facets of Latin American studies in the United States and to foster global competency, language proficiency and cultural awareness of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Consortium encourages excellence in teaching with several awards; organizes workshops at national and regional conventions; promotes teaching of less commonly taught languages; supports K-12 and post-secondary professional development; and provides access to resources on interdisciplinary Latin American area studies.