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Get to know more about our current and recently completed PhD students. Click on their name to read more about the details of their research projects.

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To find out more about the Institute's PhD programme, visit the Institute of the Americas Graduate Research page.

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Current candidates

Muhamed Agush
Muhamed Agush

 

 

The Turkish Question Revisited: US-EU Relations with Turkey Since 9/11


Francesca Akhtar
Francesca Akhtar

 

The Pentagon's Spies: A Critical History of the Defense Intelligence Agency, from JFK to Trump


Elliot Askew
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Requiem for Reality: An Intellectual History of the Response to Neoliberalism in 1980s and 1990s America


Alin Barbantan
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Free-Riding in the Far East: the impact of burden-sharing on US hegemony 


Daniela Belmar Mac-Vicar
Daniela Belmar Mac-Vicar

 

Love experiences and expectations of men and women in Santiago de Chile (1880-1940)


Sacnicté Bonilla Hernández
Sacnicte Bonilla

 

 

New Peasantries in 21st century Mexico: the defence and adaptation of rural life by campesino youth


Michael Byrne
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'Succeeding Greatness' The problem of presidential leadership in the shadow of an exeptional predecessor. A case study of John Adams, Martin Van Buren, Harry S Truman, and George H.W. Bush


Carlos Cárdenas Escutia
Carlos Cardenas Escutia.

 

The history of the Mexican Conditional Cash Transfer programme


Camila Cea Moore
Camila Cea Moore

 

 

Upsetting inequality? An analysis of Bachelet's Higher Education Reforms in Contemporary Chile


Stephen Colbrook
Stephen Colbrook

 

States of Infection: Public Health Federalism and the U.S. AIDS Epidemic


Mercedes Crisóstomo
Mercedes Crisostomo Meza

 

Militant Women in the Peruvian Revolutionary Projects before the Internal Armed Conflict


Thomas Cryer
Thomas Cryer

 

‘Walking the Tightrope’: John Hope Franklin and the Dilemmas of African American History in Action


Fernando Gutiérrez Hernández
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Attachment and memory: urban regeneration and the Alameda Central in Mexico City's historic centre


Josephine Harmon
Josephine Harmone

 

 

Coalition between Diverse Conservative Interest Groups and Gun Politics


Christopher Hoekstra
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US Special Operations Strategy in South Vietnam, 1954-65


Mallory Horrill
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Victorian Image of Canada: English Gentlewomen and their Perceptions of Canada 1830-1900


Emily Hull
Emily Hull

 

 

Irving Kristol: Cold War Liberal and Conservative 


Shodona Kettle
Shodona Kettle

 

Reparative histories and healing contemporaries: A comparative investigation into transnational movements for reparations in the Americas


John Lawrence
John Lawrence

 

Explaining corporate compliance with the 2013 Peruvian governance code


Sailin Li
Sailin Li

 

 

Anglo-American relations and arms sales to China (1972-1989)


Yifei Li
Yifei LI

 

A carefully constructed unintended consequence: Development of Medicare as a patchwork system, 1965-1997


Thomas Maier
Thomas Maier

 

The Shape of the State to Come: Transnationality and the Social Imaginary of the Welfare State in Argentina, 1930-1952


Phoebe Martin
Phoebe Martin

 

Culture as protest: the uses of art and performance to tackle cultural gender norms in Peru


Digby Ogston
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Demand-side Challenges to Building Direct Taxation in Developing Economies: Evaluating the Potential of Informality in Redressing Low Tax Burdens of Latin America and the Caribbean.


Naomi Oppenheim
Naomi

 

Countercultures of Print: History, Identity and Activism in Caribbean publishing in Britain, 1958-1982


Carolina Páez Vacas
Carolina Paez Vacas

 

The Children of Chuzalongo: the Politics of Motherhood in Ecuador


Agis Papageorgiou
Agisilaos Papageorgiou

 

Interventionism and Ideology: Greco-American Relations from 1947 to 1974 and their Historical Memory


Will Ranger
William Ranger

 

Society, Patriotism and American Civil Religion: A Contribution to the History of Mentalities


Remy Roberts
Remy Roberts

 

Postmemory and Political Action: A Comparative Historical Analysis of Argentina and Guatemala


Christopher Sarjeant
Christopher Sarjeant

 

The Forgotten Culture War: The Roots, Structures and Implications of Intellectual Divergence on the American Left During the ‘Long' 1990s


Cosimo Stahl
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Anti-corruption protests and contention in Odebrecht-ridden Brazil – a mere series of isolated protest events, or the work of contentious anti-corruption communities?


Midou Tian
Midou Tian

 

 

Promoting Peace? US Soft Power towards China, 1989-2016


Pablo Uchoa
Pablo Uchoa

 

Bolivarian Venezuela: Competing Models of Civil-military Relations 


Marieta C. Valdivia Lefort
Marieta Valdivia Lefort

 

State Project and Education: the construction of a whitening and homogenising national identity imaginary in Chile between 1900 and 1970


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Recently completed PhDs

Paul J. Angelo  (2019)
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


Morgan Baker  (2020)
Morgan Baker

 

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


Jaskiran Chohan  (2019)
Jaskiran Chohan

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


Elizabeth Evens (2021)
Elizabeth Evens

 

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


Daniela Giambruno  (2019)
Daniela Giambruno Leal

 

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


David Gomez  (2021)
David Gomez

 

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


Mario Hidalgo Jara  (2021)
Mario Hidalgo Jara

 

 

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


Maximilian Hoell  (2019)
Maximilian Hoell

 

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


Joshua Hollands  (2019)
Joshua Hollands

Work and sexuality in the Sunbelt: homophobic workplace discrimination in the US South and Southwest, 1970 to the present


Quintijn Kat  (2020)
Quintijn Kat

 

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


Neil Kinghan  (2019)
Neil Kinghan

 

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


Iván Lobo Romero  (2020)
Ivan Lobo Romero

 

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


Kazuma Mizukoshi  (2020)
Kazuma Mizukoshi

 

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


Verónica Ramírez Montenegro  (2020)
Veronica Ramirez Montenegro

 

 

Participatory Democracy in Southwestern Colombia: Victims' Boards and Planning Councils


Eva Renon  (2021)
Eva Renon

 

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


Juan Sebastián Smart Larraín  (2019)
Juan Sebastian Smart Larrain

 

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


Bethany Tasker  (2018)
Bethany Tasker

 

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


Anthony Teitler (2018)
Anthony Teitler

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


Daniel Willis (2018)
Daniel Willis

 

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


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