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  Latin American Studies


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Undertaking doctoral research allows you to develop in-depth knowledge, while making a meaningful contribution to your chosen field.

With guidance from our expert supervisors, you'll carry out extensive independent research culminating in a thesis of up to 100,000 words. The Institute’s expertise covers a range of topic areas in both Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 

This degree presents the opportunity to gain expertise in your area of interest while also honing a range of transferable skills. On completing this course, you'll be well prepared for specialist career paths both within academia and beyond.

Subject Areas and Supervision

The Institute of Latin American Studies offers doctoral research supervision in the following broad areas:

  • Colonial Latin America
  • Latin American history and historiography
  • Andean History
  • Postcolonial Latin American history
  • Independence and revolution in Latin America
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnography
  • Social movements and citizenship practices
  • Transitional justice, human rights and memory work
  • Latin American literature and film
  • Caribbean Studies

Research degrees in the field of Latin American Studies are also available through Professor Catherine Davies, Director of the Institute of Modern Languages Research and Dr David James Cantor, Director of the Refugee Law Initiative, part of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

Before submitting an application you are advised to contact a member of the Warburg academic staff who has interests in your proposed field of study to discuss your proposal. A list of academic staff and their interests can be found here.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
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