Institute of the Americas
The UCL Institute of the Americas is a hub for world-leading research in several fields of scholarship, including Politics, International Relations, History, Environmental Studies, Human Rights, Development, Economics and Social Policy. Research undertaken by members of staff, associates, visiting fellows, and research students spans the whole of the American continent, (details available here).
The research community at UCL-IA is focused on producing ground-breaking research at the forefront of several academic disciplines while contributing to the development of interdisciplinary and transnational approaches to the study of the Americas. It is also actively engaged in research at the interface of scholarship and policy, engaging a broad range of stakeholders, including government, NGOs, communications media, and civil society, in the UK, the Americas, and beyond. UCL-IA Fellows actively participate in a variety of activities by contributing to the Institute’s events, research and teaching programmes.
Applications should consist of:
- a completed application form
- a cover letter outlining the scope of proposed research project to be undertaken while at UCL-IA. This should indicate how your research will contribute to the Institute (such as workshops, publications or seminars that will result from your work) and why being located in Central London will further this work.
- a copy of your CV (2 pages maximum)
- two referee reports
Applications should be emailed to the Institute Administrative Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) and can be made at any time of the year. They will be considered by the Institute’s Academic Staff Committee, which meets regularly.
Visiting Fellows 2013
The Institute is delighted to currently be hosting the following visiting fellows:
Expert on Caribbean literature and Caribbean intellectual history.Wellesley College. Selwyn R. Cudjoe is Professor of Africana Studies, Margaret E.
Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative
Literature, and, from 1995 to 1999, was the fourth Marion Butler McLean
Chair in the History of Ideas at Wellesley College. His interests are in the African American literary tradition, African literature, black women writers, and Caribbean literature.
John Maynard Keynes Fellowship in US studies. Martin Halliwell's research interests span twentieth-century and contemporary American literature, US cultural and intellectual history, American film after 1945, the history of medicine and psychology, critical theory, and avant-garde culture. He has published work on the history of ideas, transatlantic literature and culture, American and European modernism, religion, psychoanalysis, medicine and psychiatry, film, and popular music. He is the author of eight books and two edited collections.
Expert on War Studies Royal Military College of Canada. Hal Klepak is Professor Emeritus of History and Strategy at the Royal Military College of Canada. He has his BA Honours International Relations from McGill University and his MA and PhD in History from the University of London. He has served as Strategic Analyst at both National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa and with NATO Headquarters in Brussels, initially specializing in the Middle East but then moving on to a greater concentration on Latin America.
Secretary of State for Sustainable Development and Environment (Tocantins State Brazil) in charge of the state issues in the related areas of water resources, environment and sustainable Development, from January 2011 to present.
Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Florida, Prof Thurner’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of Postcolonial Theory, Colonial and Postcolonial Spanish American History, Historiography, Nationalism, and Museum Studies. He is currently carrying out research for two books: a global history of the museum, with an emphasis on Iberia and Latin America; and a history of the global historical imagination, with an emphasis also on the Iberian world.
UCL-IA/BAAS Fellowships in United States Studies
We are very pleased to host this fellowship which is designed to facilitate the development
and completion of a significant research project focusing on the United
Maria Ryan is a Lecturer in American History in the Department of American & Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham. Her research interests are broadly in the field of post-Cold War US foreign policy, in particular the development of neoconservatism; intellectuals and US foreign policy; humanitarian interventionism; the Bush administration and the ‘Global War on Terror’; as well as the history of the CIA. She has written articles and book chapters on many of these topics. Her first book, Neoconservatism and the New American Century, was published by Palgrave MacMillan (New York) in 2010. She is currently writing a second monograph titled Beyond Iraq: The ‘War on Terror’ on the Periphery.
Nick is Lecturer in American Social and Cultural History at Canterbury Christ Church University. He holds a BA in History and Politics from the University of Warwick, and an MRes and PhD in American Studies from the University of Nottingham.
During the course of his UCL-IA/BAAS Fellowship in US Studies, Nick will work on a new, book-length research project that examines the concept of the “public intellectual” within the American historical profession during the cold war, focussing on the work of Richard Hofstadter, John Hope Franklin, Daniel Boorstin and Howard Zinn.