UCL Institute of the Americas


Congratulations to David Gomez on his successful viva

10 May 2021

David Gomez

We are delighted to announce the successful PhD examination of our student David Gomez. The examiners praised the originality of the thesis, its thorough excavation of a huge source base, and its contribution not only to the historiography of Belize but also to our understanding of British imperialism in the region more broadly.

The title of David's thesis is 'Canals and Borders: Economic Diplomacy and the Belize Territorial Dispute, 1845-1865'. David worked under the supervision of Dr Kate Quinn and Dr Néstor Castañeda.

Warm 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.


David Gomez | academic profile

Dr Kate Quinn | academic profile

Dr Néstor Castañeda | academic profile

UCL Americas graduate research programme


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