Newsletter 2013     For an in-depth update on developments at the Institute of Americas, see our Newsletter.


Deadline for Master's Degrees Extended

The deadline to apply for our Master’s degrees has been extended to 31st August 2014. Details on our programmes and how to apply can be found here. More...

Published: Aug 19, 2014 10:09:31 AM

The Jeremy Bentham PhD studentship awarded

UCL-Institute of the Americas warmly congratulate James Hillyer on the award of The Jeremy Bentham PhD Studentship. James is currently studying the MA in United States Studies: History & Politics here at UCL-IA, and his winning research topic is ‘Promoting Keynesian liberalism: Walter W. Heller and American Economic Policy, 1940-1987’. He will be supervised by Prof Iwan Morgan.

Published: Aug 4, 2014 12:17:09 PM

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

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'.

Published: Aug 4, 2014 12:05:27 PM

Post-doctoral Fellowships at UCL-IA

UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to inform that applications for post-doctoral fellowships are now being received. Those interested in applying should submit an expression of interest in the first instance. Deadlines for applications vary according to the various schemes available. For further details, please visit our Fellowships page.

Published: Aug 4, 2014 9:43:23 AM

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Juan Grigera to join UCL-IA

UCL-IA is pleased to announce that Dr Juan Grigera has been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship of £250,000 to be held at UCL-IA, and will be joining us in October. 

Published: Jul 14, 2014 9:56:39 AM

Third conference of the Westminster in the Caribbean network

Dr Kate Quinn (UCL-IA) and Prof Brian Meeks (UWI) convene the third conference of the AHRC-funded Westminster In Caribbean (WIC) network, which examines contemporary processes of political reform in the region, assessing attempts to modify, regenerate, or overhaul the Westminster model of governance in the post-independence Caribbean. It will take place on September 11-12 at the University of the West Indies, Mona. For more details on this event, please click here. More...

Published: Jun 27, 2014 10:25:27 AM

UCL-IA sponsors SLAS Keynote Speech

On April 4, UCL-Institute of the Americas was honored to host and sponsor the second keynote speech to mark the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS), delivered by Professor Javier Auyero (University of Texas at Austin). You can view his lecture 'Towards a Political Sociology of Urban Marginality' here.

Published: May 16, 2014 4:40:59 PM

New UCL-IA Director Appointed

UCL-Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Jonathan Bell as its new director. Professor Bell will take up his post on 1 September 2014. He is currently a member of the Department of History at the University of Reading, where he was head of department from 2008-09 to 2012-13. He holds a BA from Oxford University and a PhD from Cambridge University.

Published: May 12, 2014 4:01:11 PM

UCL-IA Staff Nominated to Student Choice Teaching Awards

Congratulations to our colleagues Iwan Morgan and Per Engstrom on their nominations to the UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards: Iwan in the category of Outstanding Researcher Development and Per in the area of Outstanding Personal Support. You can view the full list of nominations here.

Published: May 12, 2014 3:54:34 PM

Iwan Morgan's article on Ronald Reagan for BBC History Magazine

Read Iwan's article on BBC History Magazine on ten (not widely known) facts about Ronald Reagan's life and career before, during and after his Hollywood years. Prof Iwan Morgan will be delivering the lecture 'Ronald Reagan Movie Star' as part of the UCL Festival of the Arts 2014, on May 28 at 18:30.

Published: May 2, 2014 12:19:07 PM

Verena Braehler talks to The Telegraph about violence in Rio de Janeiro

UCL-Institute of the Americas PhD student Verena Braehler interviewed by The Telegraph on the escalation of violence in Rio de Janeiro as soccer World Cup start approaches. Read more here.

Published: May 2, 2014 10:07:54 AM