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Emily Morris Cuba Article Published by 'Foreign Affairs'

'Cuba's Road Ahead' is the title of the article written by Dr Emily Morris (UCL Americas Honorary Research Fellow, and Country Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank) recently published by 'Foreign Affairs'. Please follow this link to read the full article. 

Published: Jan 11, 2017 4:27:21 PM

Postgraduate student Josh Hollands wins SLSA Robert H. Zieger Prize

Josh Hollands, Postgraduate research student at the UCL Institute of the Americas, has won the Southern Labor Studies Association’s Robert Zieger Award. More...

Published: Jan 5, 2017 4:23:36 PM

Cuba After Fidel Castro's Death: Talk at UCL Americas

On December 13, UCL Americas students and distinguished guests had the opportunity to listen to and discuss with two leading experts on Cuba, Professors Hal Klepak (UCL Americas Visiting Fellow), and Jean Stubbs (UCL Americas Associate Fellow) talking about their reflections and assessment on Cuba after the death of its former leader Fidel Castro (November 25, 2016). This event was convened by Dr Kate Quinn, Lecturer in Caribbean History at UCL Americas. The podcast of their presentations is available here:

Published: Dec 16, 2016 11:36:55 AM

UCL Americas announces successful bids for research funding

Maxine Molyneux and Par Engstrom have both been awarded funding for Global Exchange projects. Professor Molyneux’s funding is to establish a comparative oral history of Second Wave Feminism in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Dr Engstrom’s is for the development of a collaborative project on drug policy and human rights in Latin America. We warmly congratulate them. More...

Published: Dec 9, 2016 3:08:13 PM

Professor Maxine Molyneux to serve on DFID Advisory Panel

Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology at UCL Americas, has been appointed to serve on the advisory panel of a large scale research project on Social Accountability in Social Protection at the Department for International Development (DFID). The research will be conducted in 5 countries and is to be carried out by Development Pathways. 

Published: Dec 8, 2016 4:08:25 PM

Call for papers: 'Borders vs Bridges' - extended to January 13 2017

Following the success of our 1st and 2nd International Conferences, the
UCL Americas Research Network invites postgraduate students and early
career researchers working on any aspect of the Americas to participate in
our 3rd International Conference: ‘Nationalism and Transnationalism in the
Americas.’ Please consult the call in full here, and send your abstracts (between 250-300 words) together with a short biography to by 5pm on Friday 13th January 2017. More...

Published: Dec 7, 2016 11:11:18 AM

UCL Americas Alumna Curates Mexico's Dia de los Muertos Exhibition at London Gallery

Giovanna Violi (MA Caribbean and Latin American Studies, 2013-15) is the curator of Colourful Greys: Liminal Spaces Between Life and Death, Appreciation and Appropriation at the Square Gallery in London. Far from claiming a complete rendering of all Dia de los Muertos aspects and nuances, this exhibition is aimed at giving the viewer a snippet of what this astonishing celebration is like as observed, experienced and thought of by several artists, both insiders and outsiders of Mexican culture. A dialogue is thus created between the various points of view, allowing the viewer to appreciate the liminal space that can be found between the realities of life and death, opposite, yet so close to each other as celebrated in Dia de los Muertos, as well as the problematic phenomenon of cultural appropriation, often defended through claims of appreciation, that sometimes affect the festivities. This exhibition runs between December 9 and 11, and is presented by CuratorLove and Osterly.

Published: Dec 5, 2016 3:41:06 PM

UCL Americas Team Produces Report on Colombian Peace Process for PBI

UCL Americas PhD candidates Jaskiran Chohan and Ivan Lobo produced a report for Peace Brigades International UK (PBI UK), on the occasion of two separate visits of two distinguished Colombians to the UK: President Santos and renowned Colombian human rights lawyer Reinaldo Villalba from the organisation José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers' Collective (CCAJAR). UCL Americas had the honour of meeting the latter during his stay in London. To read the report please follow this link to the PBI UK's website here. More...

Published: Dec 2, 2016 12:36:12 PM

Iwan Morgan's Reagan Book Named One of Best Politics Books of 2016 by The Times

Professor Iwan Morgan's book 'Reagan: American Icon' has been named one of the best politics books in 2016 by The Times. Read the article here - registration is required. More...

Published: Nov 28, 2016 5:20:03 PM

Success of student-led interdisciplinary event on political violence in Latin America

Congratulations to the UCL Colombian Society, which on November 21 hosted and succesfully delivered the interdisciplinary, multi-collaboration event 'An Insider's View on Non-State Armed Actors: Political Violence, Crime and State Formation in Latin America'. Please read the executive report in full here. More...

Published: Nov 25, 2016 2:43:20 PM

Doctoral Funding Schemes Available at UCL Americas

The UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce a range of studentships for autumn 2017 entry. Please follow this link for information.

Published: Nov 22, 2016 1:10:39 PM