During the month of May 2018, UCL Institute of the Americas will be glad to be hosting Dr Myriam Moïse, as Erasmus Staff Training Mobility Visiting Fellow.
Publication date: 19 April 2018
UCL Institute of the Americas is glad to welcome Dr Malu Gatto as a member of our academic staff. From January 2019, Malu A. C. Gatto will be Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Latin American Politics at the UCL Institute of the Americas. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher (Oberassistentin) at the Department of Political Science of the University of Zurich, and from June to September 2018, she will be a Research Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. More about Dr Gatto here.
Publication date: 18 April 2018
UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to welcome Dr Harcourt Fuller as Fulbright Global Scholar, who will be visiting the institute during the month of May 2018, when he will be conducting a variety of activities at the Institute.
Publication date: 16 April 2018
UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce the details of our next Postgraduate Open Day:
Publication date: 9 April 2018
We are delighted to report that Ian Fagelson, a student of our MA in US Studies: History and Politics, has published an article in a prestigious US academic journal. The publication details are: Ian Fagelson, 'President Truman's Justice Department and the Fight for Racial Justice in the Supreme Court,' Journal of Supreme Court History, 43 (March 2018)
Publication date: 19 March 2018
The UCL Americas Journal Club (UCLAJC) would like to announce the call for submissions for its poster design competition. UCLAJC is one of the winning projects to receive funding from the UCL Changemakers initiative. The club's founder is Leo Neuringer, MSc student at UCL Institute of the Americas.
Publication date: 12 February 2018
UCL Institute of the Americas would like to warmly congratulate our Globalisation and Latin American Development MSc student Leo Neuringer on his successful bid for funding from the UCL Changemakers initiative for his project The UCL Americas Journal Club (UCLAJC).
Publication date: 8 February 2018
Dr Néstor Castañeda, Lecturer in Latin American Political Economy at UCL Institute of the Americas, talks to the BBC Business Daily about the current economic performance of Latin American countries. To hear the clip click here.
Publication date: 15 January 2018
On Tuesday January 23 Professor Maxine Molyneux (UCL Institute of the Americas) gave the second Rosa Manus Lecture titled Latin American Feminism: A new Wave? hosted by the Institute on gender equality and women's history (ATRIA) with a comment by Professor Giselinde Kuipers (University of Amsterdam).
Publication date: 21 December 2017
UCL Press publishes a variety of series to meet the needs of today's academics. Its open access Modern Americas series publishes books on the culture, politics, and history of the Americas from the nineteenth century to the present day. The series aims to foster national, international, trans-national, and comparative approaches to topics in the region, including those that bridge geographical and/or disciplinary divides, such as between the disparate parts of the hemisphere covered by the series (the US, Latin America, Canada, and the Caribbean) or between the humanities and social/natural sciences.
Publication date: 12 December 2017
Kevin Middlebrook, Professor of Latin American Politics at UCL Institute of the Americas, talks to Austria's Radio FM4 News Rosie Waites about the implications of outcome of the mayoral elections that took place in Venezuela on December 11 2017, which could see opposition parties banned from participating in the next presidential election.
Publication date: 12 December 2017
Read the interview
with Maxine Molyneux on anti-feminist movements in Latin America, recently published in the online magazine International Politics and Society . A Spanish
version is also available in their sister magazine, Nueva Sociedad.
Publication date: 11 December 2017
One of the highly competitive dissertation prizes awarded by UCL Institute of the Americas every year is the Allende Prize, awarded to mark an outstanding piece of original research in Latin American themes. This year, we are pleased to announce the winner is Virut Helminrat (MA Latin American Studies, 2016-17) for: Commodity Trade with China and Latin American Industrialisation during the 2000s’ Commodity Boom.
Publication date: 29 November 2017
UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce the winner of the institute's Roosevelt Prize for the best dissertation on a US theme for the academic year 2016-17, Kimberly G. Schreiber. Her dissertation title is: Searching for the Sunbelt: The Role of the American South in the Environmental Protection Agency's Project DOCUMERICA, 1971-1977
Publication date: 29 November 2017
Adam Spode (MSc International Relations of the Americas) has been awarded the UCL Americas International Relations Dissertation Prize for his research piece: From Ashes, Allies: Lessons in State-Building
from Post-War Japan, 1945-1952
Publication date: 28 November 2017
UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce the calls for applications for various prestigious research funding schemes: AHRC LAHP, ESRC UBEL, UCL GRS and UCL ORS. Some schemes are now open, others have announced precise opening and deadline dates, and some will be announced shortly. In general, potential candidates are advised to make contact with UCL Americas now for informal discussions and consultations. Please find more detailed information here.
Publication date: 27 October 2017
UCL Institute of the Americas was honoured to host an exceedingly well attended roundtable with two human rights defenders from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, Ms Rosalinda Dionicio and Mr Marcos Leyva. This event, co-organised with Peace Brigades International UK (PBI UK), took place on October 18 2017 and was convened by Dr Per Engstrom, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and chaired by PhD researcher Maria de Vecchi, both from UCL Americas. More details here.
Publication date: 23 October 2017
UCL Americas was honored to organise and host a roundtable to mark the 50th anniversary of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's execution in Bolivia. Eminent scholars and eye witnesses to the event got together to offer their views and insights on different aspects of Che's complex personality, as a man, policy-maker and legend. This event, which took place on October 9th, was convened by Dr. Emily Morris, UCL Institute of the Americas Honorary Research Fellow and chaired by Dr. Paulo Drinot, Senior Lecturer in Latin American History, UCL Institute of the Americas and editor ofChe's Travels: The Making of a Revolutionary in 1950s Latin America. A podcast of the presentations and discussions is available here.
Publication date: 16 October 2017
Professor Ana María Yévenes, Director of the
Department of Family Studies of Finis Terrae University in Santiago, Chile,
visited UCL Institute of the Americas with ten of her students to meet with Professor Maxine Molyneux. The
purpose of the visit was to meet with scholars in the field and to make
students aware of the opportunities in Europe for further study and research in
family and gender studies. To this end, UCL Institute of the Americas and Cambridge were the two
UK universities that were selected to visit. Professor Molyneux was asked to talk
about her current policy-related research on gender and the family and a lively
seminar and exchange of information about ongoing research took place.
Publication date: 2 October 2017
Publication date: 28 September 2017
Kevin Middlebrook, Professor of Latin American Politics at UCL Institute of the Americas, talks to BBC's Dan Damon about the rounds of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA ) negotiations starting this week between Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Publication date: 17 August 2017
Iwan Morgan, Professor of US Studies at the UCL Institute of the Americas and Commonweath Fund Professor of American History, comments on Trump's presidency in a recent Newsweek article "Trump Is Not the Most Presidential President, Clinton Wasn't Either—Who Is?". Read the article in full here.
Publication date: 13 July 2017
We are pleased to report on the success UCL Americas met at its debut presentation to prospective undergraduate candidates over the latest UCL-wide open days held on June 30 and July 1. UCL Americas has just launched two undergraduate programmes, BA History and Politics of the Americas (UCAS code T7V1) and BA History and Politics of the Americas with Year Abroad (UCAS code T7V2), for first intake in September 2018. We would like to thank all those who attended our open presentations to full house capacity and came to visit us at the drop in sessions. Prospective candidates are invited to contact us for inquiries and to arrange individual visits to the institute.
Publication date: 3 July 2017