UCL Institute of the Americas


Kazuma Mizukoshi's Successful Viva

5 January 2021

Kazuma Mizukoshi

We are thrilled to start this new year with very good news, this time about our PhD student Kazuma Mizukoshi, who has successfully passed his viva, with no corrections at that!

Kazuma says: "This successful experience makes 2020 unforgettable (in a good sense!) and encourages me to go on to the next stage!"

Kazuma’s doctoral dissertation is titled: The Workers' Party in Brazil: Implications for the Nationalization of the Latin American Left.’ He worked under the supervision of Professor Kevin Middlebrook and Dr Néstor Castañeda.

Congratulations are in order! 

UCL Institute of the Americas is a hub for research on the Americas, with a unique hemispheric provision covering the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Research students work with leaders in the field to conduct cutting-edge research in history, politics, economics, anthropology, social policy, sociology, political economy, environmental studies, international relations and development. Learn more about our competitive PhD programme here.


UCL Americas graduate research programme

Professor Kevin Middlebrook - academic profile

Dr Néstor Castañeda - academic profile


Courtesy of K Mizukoshi