UCL Institute of the Americas


Shodona Kettle awarded competitive scholarship to pursue PhD studies

6 July 2020

The theme of her project is the study of reparations movements in the Americas

Shodona Kettle

We are pleased to report that UCL Americas alumna Shodona Kettle has been awarded a UCL Research Opportunity Scholarship amidst intense competition, in order to embark on her PhD studies with us.

The tentative title of her project is Reparative histories and healing contemporaries: A comparative investigation into transnational movements for reparations in the Americas.

This PhD project pursues a comparative analysis of reparations movements in Haiti, Colombia, and Ecuador, encompassing geographic and historical comparisons, allowing for the identification of patterns and intricate connections between the local, global and transnational. It considers the extent to which the transnational affects the national movements in the quest for reparations, healing, transformative justice and the reimagination of afrofutures. Shodona will be working under the supervision of Dr Kate Quinn and Dr Par Engstrom.

Shodona completed her Globalisation and Latin American Development MSc at UCL Institute of the Americas in 2013.

Congratulations and welcome back!

To learn more about our suite of PGT degree programmes, please visit our Graduate Taught page here - remember that the application deadline for Master's programmes has been extended to August 28 2020!

To learn more about the various funding opportunities please visit the Funding page of our website here.

To learn more about the current research programmes undertaken by PhD students, visit our Research Students page here.


UCL Research Opportunity Scholarship webpage

Dr Kate Quinn's academic profile

Dr Par Engstrom's academic profile

UCL Institute of the Americas Graduate Taught Programmes

UCL Institute of the Americas and and other UCL funding opportunities webpage

UCL Institute of the Americas Current Research Students webpage


Photo courtesy of Shodona Kettle