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Funding Success for UCL Americas Alumna

The Institute of the Americas congratulates Phoebe Martin, a former student of the Institute, who has been awarded doctoral funding by the LAHP/AHRC consortium. Phoebe will work under the supervision of Dr Paulo Drinot, UCL Institute of the Americas, and Dr Jelke Boesten, KCL Department of International Development, on a project on feminist activism and cultural contestation in contemporary Peru. More...

Published: Apr 6, 2017 11:48:16 AM

Maxine Molyneux Interviewed by Argentina's Pagina 12

Read Pagina 12's interview to UCL Americas Professor of Sociology, Maxine Molyneux. (Spanish only). More...

Published: Mar 27, 2017 3:41:32 PM

UCL Americas Course at Foreign and Commonwealth Office


On 22 March 2017 UCL Americas academic staff delivered a short course on key historical and contemporary themes and issues in Latin America to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The course drew on staff expertise and covered the UK’s historic links with Latin America and its legacies in the region; the recent performance and prospects of Latin American economies; the current political landscape; and the dynamics of criminality, violence, and insecurity in contemporary Latin America. More...

Published: Mar 24, 2017 10:50:34 AM

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship at UCL Americas

We are pleased to announce the success of our bid to gain one of these competitive awards, led by Dr Kate Quinn (UCL Americas) and Dr Elizabeth Cooper (The British Library). The Institute of the Americas (University College London) and the British Library are now inviting applications for the fully-funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship: Future Pasts: British-Caribbean Popular Culture and the Politics of History, 1948-1998. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday, 14 April 2017 and shortlisted candidates will be invited promptly for interviews held on 24 April 2017.
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Published: Mar 7, 2017 2:33:09 PM

Peace Brigades International (PBI) Publishes Article by UCL Americas MA Student

UCL Americas MA Latin American Studies Alexandra Nawrat has just had an article published by non-government organisation Peace Brigades International (UK). The published piece is on the topic of the fight for judicial independence in Honduras, following a visit to the Institute by Honduran judge Adan Guillermo López Lone in December last year. Please read the article in full here.
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Published: Feb 20, 2017 6:30:12 PM

Sir Keir Starmer MP delivers the UCL Americas Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture

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Published: Feb 10, 2017 3:28:30 PM

Iwan Morgan's Article on 'the White House battle'

The Prospect has published an article by Iwan Morgan, Professor of US Studies at UCL Americas and Commonwealth Fund Professor of American History at UCL History, on the 'turf war between Steve Bannon’s group and cabinet officials'. Read the article in full here.
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Published: Feb 10, 2017 12:17:38 PM

IISS Journal Publishes Article by UCL Americas Paul Angelo

The prestigious journal of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) has recently published the article 'The Colombian Peace Process: Trial and Error' by UCL Americas PhD candidate Paul Angelo. Read the article in full by following the link here. Paul is currently working on a comparative study of U.S. efforts to encourage security sector reform in Colombia, Mexico, and Honduras. More about Paul here.
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Published: Feb 2, 2017 10:06:30 AM

Kevin Middlebrook Interview on Proposed Mexico Wall

Listen to Professor Kevin Middlebrook's January 27 interview on TalkRadio on the current state of relations between Mexico and USA over the US president's plan to build a wall along the Mexico border:
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Published: Jan 30, 2017 11:52:37 AM

Professor Robert Mason Associate Fellow at UCL Americas

UCL Americas is honored to inform that Professor Robert Mason (Edinburgh) has recently joined our distinguished Associate Fellowship. Professor Mason is Professor of Twentieth-Century US History at the University of Edinburgh. Between 2008 and 2010 he was chair of the Scottish Association for the Study of America, and between 2008 and 2011 a member of the British Association for American Studies executive committee. More...

Published: Jan 23, 2017 3:40:27 PM

New Book by UCL Americas Alumnus

UCL Americas congratulates alumnus Juan Ignacio Venegas Muggli on the recent publication of his book ¿Por que los jovenes chilenos rechazan la politica? (RiL Editores, 2016). Dr Venegas is currently an analyst at Chile's Public Prosecutor's Office as well as a lecturer at the Universidad Diego Portales. He obtained his PhD from UCL Americas in 2014. More...

Published: Jan 20, 2017 2:06:06 PM