CLAS Blog

The CLAS blog is a platform for students, visiting scholars, and faculty to share views on issues relevant to Latin America & the Caribbean, and to share Latin American & Caribbean perspectives on cross-boundary topics.

Overview

The CLAS blog is a platform for students, visiting scholars, and faculty to share views on issues relevant to Latin America & the Caribbean, and to share Latin American & Caribbean perspectives on cross-boundary topics.

We are looking for original content in a variety of formats including, but not limited to:

  • Essays
  • Highlight of research activities
  • Perspectives on current events
  • Art and media reviews (books, film, music, lectures)
  • Creative writing, photo or mixed-media essays

General Guidelines

Blog Entries

  • Blog entries are 500 to 1000 words in length.
  • Blog posts cannot be anonymous.
  • Entries can be submitted in English, Spanish, Portuguese or other Latin American languages. If you write a blog post in a language other than English or Spanish, please submit an English translation as well.
  • Blog entries should be written with a general audience in mind. Use minimum jargon and explain acronyms.
  • Hyperlink references and do not include a bibliography, footnotes or endnotes.
  • Titles should be short and concise.
  • Include a one-sentence bio. You may also include a link to your academic profile and social media handles.

Imagery

Imagery is an important part of the CLAS Blog. Please include a photo of yourself and, if possible, one or more photos that illustrate the topic. Please keep the following in mind:

  • Photographs should have a minimum resolution of 800x600 pixels.
  • You must have permission to use and share the photos you submit (i.e., they can be photos that you took, have written permission to use or have a creative commons license.)
  • Please list the file name, a brief descriptive caption, and the name of photographer for each photo.
  • We usually include a picture of the author at the end of the post. If you do not wish to have your picture published, just let us know in advance.

Submission Process

  • CLAS’s blog relates to UC Berkeley’s mission of teaching, research and public service. Blog posts, as well as community comments to the posts, must follow UC Berkeley’s Principles of Community.
  • A member of the CLAS staff will copy-edit all blogs to follow our style guide.
  • To submit a blog post or for more information, please contact clas@berkeley.edu.
  • Please note: submitting a blog post does not guarantee its publication.