Research

UCL-Institute of the Americas occupies a unique position at the core of academic study of the region in the UK, promoting, coordinating and providing a focus for research and postgraduate teaching on the Americas - Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States.

Research Clusters

  • Climate change and sustainable development
Dr Emily Morris, Dr Graham Woodgate,
  • Development theory, policy and practice
Dr Thomas Grisaffi, Professor Maxine Molyneux, Dr Emily Morris, Dr Graham Woodgate
  • History of the Americas
Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Dr Paulo Drinot, Dr Althea Legal-Miller, Professor Colin Lewis, Dr Tony McCulloch, Professor Maxine Molyneux, Professor Iwan Morgan, Dr Kate Quinn
  • Human rights, justice and democratisation
Dr Par Engstrom, Dr Thomas Grisaffi, Professor Kevin Middlebrook
  • Labour history, politics and policy
Dr Paulo Drinot, Professor Kevin Middlebrook
  • Liberalisms in the Americas
Professor Victor Bulmer-ThomasDr Paulo Drinot, Professor Colin Lewis, Professor Maxine Molyneux, Professor Iwan Morgan
  • Race, ethnicity and gender in the Americas
Dr Paulo Drinot, Dr Thomas Grisaffi, Dr Althea Legal-Miller, Dr Tony McCulloch, Professor Maxine Molyneux, Dr Kate Quinn
  • Social policy in Latin America
Professor Colin Lewis, Professor Maxine Molyneux, Dr Graham Woodgate
  • State, market and the economy
Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Dr Paulo DrinotProfessor Colin Lewis, Professor Kevin Middlebrook, Professor Iwan Morgan, Dr Emily Morris, Professor Maxine Molyneux, Dr Graham Woodgate
  • The Caribbean: History, Politics, Society
Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Dr Kate Quinn
  • The US Presidency
Professor Iwan Morgan
  • US foreign policy
Dr Tony McCulloch, Professor Kevin Middlebrook, Professor Iwan Morgan

Regional Expertise

  • Andes
Dr Paulo Drinot, Dr Par Engstrom, Dr Thomas Grisaffi, Dr Emily Morris
  • Canada
Dr Tony McCulloch
  • Caribbean
Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Dr Emily Morris, Dr Kate Quinn
  • Central America
Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Dr Par Engstrom Professor Maxine Molyneux
  • Mexico
Professor Kevin Middlebrook, Dr Graham Woodgate
  • Southern Cone
Professor Colin Lewis, Dr Par Engstrom, Professor Maxine Molyneux
  • US
Dr Althea Legal-Miller, Dr Tony McCulloch, Professor Iwan Morgan
  • US-Latin American relations
Professor Kevin Middlebrook, Professor Iwan Morgan, Dr Emily Morris