Research degrees in Latin American History, Geography and Anthropology

Doctoral research supervision in Research degrees in Latin American History, Geography and Anthropology: violence and democracy in Latin America is available at the Institute of Latin American Studies in the following areas:

Professor Linda Newson 

  • Colonial Latin American History
  • Colonial Latin American Geography
  • The economic and social history of Latin America up to 1800
  • The demographic history of Latin America to 1800
  • The African slave trade to Latin America
  • The history of science and medicine in Latin America
  • The missionary orders in colonial Latin America
  • The colonial Spanish Philippines

Dr Mark Thurner

  • History of Latin American Historiography
  • History of Latin American Anthropology
  • History of Museums and Collecting in Latin America and Iberia
  • Andean History
  • Postcolonial Latin American History
  • Independence and Revolution in Latin America

Dr Ainhoa Montoya 

  • The anthropology of violence and conflict (conflict and its aftermath, gangs, organised crime and the political economy of violence)
  • The anthropology of democracy and state transformation (peacebuilding operations and democratisation processes, neoliberalisation, and electoral politics)
  • Social movements and citizenship practices
  • Transitional justice, human rights and memory work
  • The ethnography of the law (legal cultures and the judicialisation of politics)
  • Conflicts over extractive industries
  • The free culture movement as it pertains to editorial/publishing practices

Catherine Davies at the IMLR

David Cantor at the ICWS

To apply for a research degree, please first contact the Institute. Even if your area of interest in Research degrees in Latin American History, Geography and Anthropology is not listed above, we may be able to support your research. Once in contact with the Institute, you will be put in touch with a potential supervisor. It is important that you discuss your outline research proposal with them, and that you feel that you can work together. Your supervisor will discuss any further development or re-focusing of your proposal before the formal application is taken to the Institute Research Degrees Committee for approval.

Research degrees can be completed on a full-time basis (up to four years) or on a part-time basis (up to seven years).

Before agreeing to accept you, the Institute will require you to submit a research proposal, so it is worthwhile having this drafted ahead of a formal application. Guidelines on drafting your research proposal.

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