Bielefeld University has distinguished itself for its interdisciplinary approach to research from its inception. The Center for InterAmerican Studies connects a variety of inherently interdisciplinary research projects which investigate the Americas.
The BMBF sponsored Project Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS) is based at CIAS. This Project is conducted in cooperation with: Universidad de Guadalajara, Universität Kassel, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, FLACSO Ecuador, Universidad Nacional San Martin in Buenos Aires, Universidad de Costa Rica
The BMBF sponsored project "The Americas as Space of Entanglement(s)" is based at CIAS.
CIAS is also actively involved in the collaborative research project "The Research Network for Latin America. Ethnicity - Citizenship - Belonging".
An overview of more collaborative interamerican research projects can be found here.
An overview of individual projects at CIAS can be found here.