UCL Institute of the Americas


We welcome Nicolás Prados Ortiz de Solórzano to the department

21 August 2023

Nicolás Prados

We are very pleased to announce that Nicolás Prados will be joining the Institute of the Americas in September 2023 as Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Latin American and Caribbean History.

Nicolás’ research focuses on Cold War Latin America, seeking to understand how new meanings of democracy were forged at the intersection of revolution and repression. His first monograph, Cuba in the Caribbean Cold War, re-examined the Cuban Revolution (1952-1958) as part of a wider regional struggle between democracy and dictatorship. His DPhil at the University of Oxford continued this work, analysing the emergence of a regional cold war in the Caribbean between a bloc of dictatorial regimes and democratizing governments, between the 1940s and 1960s. Some of his research projects have been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the University of Oxford’s Latin American Centre. At the University of Oxford, he has taught in modules on Modern Mexican history and historical research methods.

At the Institute of the Americas, Nicolás will be teaching modules on 20th century Latin American and Caribbean history. A very warm welcome to him!


Image: Nicolás Prados