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A short update on what's going on at UCL-Institute at the Americas at the moment: More...

Published: May 22, 2015 11:13:04 AM

Dr Néstor Castañeda appointed to new UCL-IA Latin American Political Economy lectureship

UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that Dr Néstor Castañeda will be joining us in September as the newly appointed Lecturer in Latin American Political Economy. He is currently a Lecturer of Governance and Policy at the University of Southampton. He gained his PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas. More...

Published: May 19, 2015 12:42:30 PM

New modules on offer for Master's degrees for 2015/16

We are pleased to announce our new modules for 2015-16 academic year. Please refer to this webpage: to find out more. More...

Published: May 19, 2015 12:35:40 PM

Virtual Open Day for Master's Degrees at UCL- Institute of the Americas on May 28 2015, 1-3 pm

University College London (UCL), London's Global University and the UCL Institute of the Americas are pleased to invite you to a Virtual Open Day to provide information about the Master's programmes offered by the Institute of the Americas. More...

Published: May 19, 2015 10:40:54 AM

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Post-graduate Programmes Officer

Full-time, fixed-term contract - Grade 6 - £26,976 - £31,641 per annum (inclusive of London allowance) - Deadline for applications May 31 2015 midnight

Published: May 18, 2015 1:19:01 PM

Success of 'Freedom of Mexico...Carmen Aristegui' discussion at UCL-IA

On April 21, UCL Institute of the Americas hosted, to a full house, a seminar and discussion on the topics of freedom of expression, power and the media in Mexico. Papers were presented by Ella McPherson (Cambridge) and Jose Antonio Brambila (Sheffield). The presentations and the ensuing discussion focused on the recent dismissal of famous journalist and analyst Carmen Aristegui on grounds of loss of confidence, but perceived to be a result of pressure from the Mexican government after Aristegui's team of journalists uncovered the Mexican first lady's acquisition, under unclear circumstances, of a multi-million mansion. News of this UCL-IA event reached the journalist's popular internet news channel(Spanish). A podcast of the presentations (English) is available here.

Published: Apr 30, 2015 7:02:21 PM

US Studies research funding success

UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce the series of successful funding bids recently awarded to some of our US Studies PhD students, current and prospective. On this occasion we'd like to congratulate: More...

Published: Apr 20, 2015 10:52:39 AM

UCL-IA Associate Fellow Elizabeth Dore radio interviews on Cuba

Amidst expectations of an apparent relaxation in Cuba - USA relations, we bring you these timely radio interviews that Prof Elizabeth Dore gave recently to Radio Free Brighton and Share Radio, upon her return from her latest visit to Cuba: More...

Published: Apr 14, 2015 4:26:05 PM

Funding Opportunity: European Commission Individual Fellowships

The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition at multi- or interdisciplinary level through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility.

Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. The scheme particularly supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here. It also develops or helps to restart the careers of individual researchers that show great potential, considering their experience. Applicants should contact the potential supervisor as soon as possible and no later than 1 August 2015.

Published: Mar 20, 2015 12:18:40 PM

UCL-IA Juan Grigera on radio program on Brazilian slavery

Listen to UCL-IA British Academy Fellow, Dr Juan Grigera, participates in Rita Lobo's radio program 'The History of Booms, Busts and Bubbles' on Share Radio (December 2014) along with scholars Vinicius Carvalho and Roberta Mallows (King's College London) on this tragic chapter of Brazilian history. More...

Published: Mar 17, 2015 6:03:28 PM

UCL-IA Visiting Fellow Juan-Pablo Scarfi interviewed by Argentine newspaper 'Clarin'

Dr Scarfi was interviewed on the current significant challenges faced by the idea of human rights - (document in Spanish):

Published: Mar 9, 2015 5:10:40 PM