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AHRC London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) PhD studentship awarded

4 August 2014

UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce the award of the AHRC-funded LAHP studentship to Daniel Willis, with the research topic 'Violence, Art and Folklore: Indigenous Engagement with Sendero Luminoso in Huancavelica and Apurimac'.

Daniel completed an MA in History at the University of Manchester in 2013. For his PhD, he will be primarily examining the ways in which indigenous communities in the Peruvian Andes took part in the violence of Peru's internal armed conflict, and how this violence has been interpreted with reference to art, music and folklore. He will also be comparing motives for violence in the Huancavelica and Apurimac regions with those in the Ayacucho department, and comparing these themes in the Peruvian internal conflict with similar armed uprisings across Latin America, under the supervision of Dr Paulo Drinot. Congratulations!

The AHRC-funded London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) brings together three leading UK research organisations: King’s College London (King’s), the School of Advanced Study (SAS) and University College London (UCL).