UCL Americas was honored to organise and host a roundtable to mark the 50th anniversary of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's execution in Bolivia. Eminent scholars and eye witnesses to the event got together to offer their views and insights on different aspects of Che's complex personality, as a man, policy-maker and legend. This event, which took place on October 9th, was convened by Dr. Emily Morris, UCL Institute of the Americas Honorary Research Fellow and chaired by Dr. Paulo Drinot, Senior Lecturer in Latin American History, UCL Institute of the Americas and editor ofChe's Travels: The Making of a Revolutionary in 1950s Latin America. A podcast of the presentations and discussions is available here.
Publication date: 16 October 2017
Professor Ana María Yévenes, Director of the
Department of Family Studies of Finis Terrae University in Santiago, Chile,
visited UCL Institute of the Americas with ten of her students to meet with Professor Maxine Molyneux. The
purpose of the visit was to meet with scholars in the field and to make
students aware of the opportunities in Europe for further study and research in
family and gender studies. To this end, UCL Institute of the Americas and Cambridge were the two
UK universities that were selected to visit. Professor Molyneux was asked to talk
about her current policy-related research on gender and the family and a lively
seminar and exchange of information about ongoing research took place.
Publication date: 2 October 2017
Publication date: 28 September 2017
UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce the latest British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships call for applications, with a first stage deadline of
Wednesday 18th October 2017. Initially, we ask that applicants interested in pursuing their research at UCL Institute of the Americas first
contact Dr Paulo Drinot (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to discuss research interests and approach a potential mentor at the Institute,
after which the applicant should complete a draft application on Flexi-Grant, the
British Academy’s online grant application system (available from 23rd
August). The draft
application should not be submitted on the online system but downloaded and
sent along with one referee report to
Institute Manager Abi Espie at email@example.com by our internal deadline of
Friday 15th September. Further details of this scheme can be found via this link to the British Academy website.
Publication date: 17 August 2017
Kevin Middlebrook, Professor of Latin American Politics at UCL Institute of the Americas, talks to BBC's Dan Damon about the rounds of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA ) negotiations starting this week between Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Publication date: 17 August 2017
Iwan Morgan, Professor of US Studies at the UCL Institute of the Americas and Commonweath Fund Professor of American History, comments on Trump's presidency in a recent Newsweek article "Trump Is Not the Most Presidential President, Clinton Wasn't Either—Who Is?". Read the article in full here.
Publication date: 13 July 2017
We are pleased to report on the success UCL Americas met at its debut presentation to prospective undergraduate candidates over the latest UCL-wide open days held on June 30 and July 1. UCL Americas has just launched two undergraduate programmes, BA History and Politics of the Americas (UCAS code T7V1) and BA History and Politics of the Americas with Year Abroad (UCAS code T7V2), for first intake in September 2018. We would like to thank all those who attended our open presentations to full house capacity and came to visit us at the drop in sessions. Prospective candidates are invited to contact us for inquiries and to arrange individual visits to the institute.
Publication date: 3 July 2017
The Canadian Studies programme at the UCL Institute of the Americas - now in its fifth year - is to receive further external funding for 2017-18 from the Canada-UK Foundation, which is the main organisation in the UK dedicated to providing funding for Canada-related academic and other programmes.
Publication date: 30 June 2017
As part of the two week Pride Festival in London, UCL Institute of the Americas proudly collaborates with Proximity London, who have created Love Lived Here, a campaign to celebrate pioneers of the LGBT+ movement throughout British history.
Publication date: 26 June 2017
We are pleased to announce the imminent of 'Chile and The Inter-American Human Rights System' co-edited by Sebastián Smart, PhD candidate at UCL Americas, together with Karinna Fernández and Cristián Peña.
Publication date: 23 June 2017
We are very pleased to launch our first undergraduate degree programmes in 2018. Students will be able to choose from our History and Politics of the Americas BA or our History and Politics of the Americas BA with a Year Abroad. Learn more about this exciting development here.
Publication date: 26 May 2017
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.
Publication date: 12 May 2017
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:
Publication date: 12 May 2017
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.
Publication date: 12 May 2017
Dr Nick Witham, Lecturer in US Political History at the Institute of the Americas, has been awarded the Society for US Intellectual HIstory’s 2017 Dorothy Ross Prize. The prize is awarded each year to the best article is US intellectual history written by an emerging scholar. Nick's article, “Popular History, Post-War Liberalism and the Role of the Public Intellectual in Richard Hofstadter’s The American Political Tradition (1948)”, was published in the Historical Journal in December 2016.
Publication date: 11 May 2017
Successful book launch of 'Intermediation and Representation in Latin America: Actors and Roles beyond Elections'
UCL Americas was honored to host the launch of 'Intermediation and Representation in Latin America: Actors and Roles beyond Elections', one of the latest titles to appear in the Palgrave series Studies of the Americas. Two of the co-editors, Gisela Zaremberg (FLACSO Mexico), left, and Valeria Guarneros-Meza (De Montfort), right, discussed their work and engaged in a productive Q&A session with our guests.The session was chaired by Professor Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology at UCL Americas and chief editor of the series.
Publication date: 10 May 2017
Publication date: 27 March 2017
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
Publication date: 7 March 2017
Publication date: 2 March 2017
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.
Publication date: 9 December 2016
Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology at UCL Americas,
has been appointed to serve on the advisory panel of a large scale
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
Publication date: 8 December 2016
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.
Publication date: 2 December 2016
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.
Publication date: 28 November 2016