UCL Institute of the Americas


Completed PhDs

Get to know more about our PhD alumni. Click on their name to read more about the details of their research projects.


Dr Paul J. Angelo

Dr Paul J. Angelo

Security Sector Reform and U.S. Security Assistance Strategy in Latin America in the 21st Century: The Cases of Colombia, Mexico, and Honduras | 2019


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Dr Elliot Askew

Requiem for Reality: An Intellectual History of the Response to Neoliberalism curity in 1980s and 1990s America | 2022

Dr Morgan Baker

Dr Morgan Baker

Regulations or Delegations?: How Congress Delegated Its War Powers to the President Through Discretionary AUMFs | 2020

Dr Alin Barbantan

Dr Alin Barbantan

Pacific Dream? The evolution of US strategic culture and alliances in the Indo-Pacific, 2001-2022 | 2023

Jonathan Bartho

Dr Jonathan Bartho

Whistling Dixie: Ronald Reagan, the White South, and the Transformation of the Republican Party | 2021

Dr Jaskiran Chohan

Dr Jaskiran Chohan

Between Compliance and Resistance to the Global Corporate Food Regime in Colombia: ZRCs and Prospects for Food Sovereignty | 2019

Stephen Colbrook

Dr Stephen Colbrook

States of Infection: Public Health Federalism and the U.S. Aids Epidemic | 2023

Mercedes Crisostomo Meza

Dr Mercedes Crisóstomo

Women in the Peruvian Revolutionary Left: Militancia and Post-militancia in Cuzco and Ayacucho | 2022

Dr Maria de Vecchi

Dr María de Vecchi

Vivxs lxs Queremos! The Battles for Memory around the Disappeared in Mexico | 2018

Elizabeth Evens

Dr Elizabeth Evens

Regulating Women: Female Professionals and Gendered Surveillance in the Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century United States | 2021

Daniela Giambruno Leal

Dr Daniela Giambruno Leal

Anti-poverty social policies in Chile, and concerns for social justice in neoliberal times: a vision from below | 2019

David Gomez

Dr David Gomez

Canals and Borders: Economic Diplomacy and the Belize Territorial Dispute, 1845-1865 | 2021

Mario Hidalgo Jara

Dr Mario Hidalgo Jara

Social Accountability Mechanisms and Controlling Corruption: the Case of Ecuador (2007-2016) | 2021

Maximilian Hoell

Dr Maximilian Hoell

What role for Washington? US hegemony and the diversification of Latin American international relations | 2019

Joshua Hollands

Dr Joshua Hollands

Work and Sexuality in the Sunbelt: Homophobic Workplace Discrimination in the US South and Southwest, 1970 to the present | 2019 

Emily Hull

Dr Emily Hull

Irving Kristol: Cold War Liberal and Conservative|2023

Quintijn Kat

Dr Quintijn Kat

On the Basis of Consent: Subordinate-state Agency and the US Hegemony in Latin America (1990-2010) | 2020

Neil Kinghan

Dr Neil Kinghan

A brief moment in the sun: Francis Cardozo and Reconstruction in South Carolina | 2019

Dr Ivan Lobo Romero

Dr Iván Lobo Romero

Agency in Collective Action: The Role of Afro-Colombian Leadership on Environmental Entrepreneurship in the Colombian Pacific Region | 2020


Dr Phoebe Martin

Visual and Embodied Politics: Activism and the Contemporary Feminist Movement in Peru  |  2022

Kazuma Mizukoshi

Dr Kazuma Mizukoshi

The Workers' Party in Brazil: Implications for the Nationalization of the Latin American Left | 2020

Dr Naomi Oppenheim

Dr Naomi Oppenheim

Writing the Wrongs: Caribbean Publishing in Post-war britain from a historical perspective | 2022

Agisilaos Papageorgiou

Dr Agis Papageorgiou

US interventionism in Greece during the early Cold War, 1947-1974: a consequentialist interpretation  |  2023

Eva Renon

Dr Eva Renon

Bring the firm back in: state-business relations in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia in the 2000s | 2021

Juan Sebastian Smart Larrain

Dr Juan Sebastián Smart Larraín

A comparative study of indigenous and rural coummunities' responses to human rights abuses by extractive industries in Latin America | 2019

Bethany Tasker

Dr Bethany Tasker

South-South Cooperation in Latin America: The Changing Face of Aid  | 2018

Professor Anthony Teitler

Professor Anthony Teitler

US Policy towards Afghanistan, 1979-2014: A Case Study of Constructivism in International Relations | 2016

Dr Daniel Willis

Dr Daniel Willis

The Testimony of Space: Sites of Memory and Violence in Peru's Internal Armed Conflict | 2018

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