Mr Aulestio replaced Francisco Rivadeneira as Minister of Foreign Trade for Ecuador . Mr Aulestio obtained his MA in Latin American Studies with ILAS.
Dr Asa Cusack , ILAS Visiting Stipendiary Fellow, has been awarded the Andrew Gamble Prize for an Outstanding Thesis during 2013-14 from the University of Sheffield's Politics Department . His thesis has now been nominated for the Political Science Association's Lord Bryce Prize for International Relations/Comparative Studies .
The Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, is inviting applications for PhD studentships in Latin American Studies through the London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP). Prospective candidates are encouraged to consult our research pages and research supervision areas on the Research Degree pages on our website and on the School of Advanced Study pages .
The Institute of Latin American Studies has been delighted to welcome Dr Ainhoa Montoya as Early Career Academic in Latin American Studies. Dr Montoya has worked with the Institute before, having been one of the Institute's inaugural Stipendiary Fellows in 2012-13. Before joining the Institute as Early Career Lecturer, Dr Montoya was previously an Alliance 4 Universities Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Anthropology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
A former visiting School of Advanced Study (SAS) researcher is one of the authors of a recently-published book on indigenous theatre and performance. Dr Jaye Darby , a lecturer in teacher education at the University of California, Los Angeles said her contribution to Enacting Nature: Ecocritical Perspectives on Indigenous Performance , grew out of research conducted in 2008, while at the then Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) - now the Institute of Latin American Studies.
The Institute of Latin American Studies is delighted to welcome Dr Sophie Brockmann as its new Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies. Dr Brockmann was previously based at the University of Pennsylvania as a Visiting Scholar in the History Department and Lecturer on the Integrated Studies Programme. Her research relates to the role of scientific enquiry in the history of colonial and independent Central America, and the creation of scientific knowledge, including the gathering of knowledge about the natural world and the communication networks underpinning knowledge-creation.
Students wanting to specialise in human rights in Latin America can now study on an innovative new Master’s pathway designed specifically for them.
ILAS is delighted to announce that the recipients of the Visiting Stipendiary Fellowships are Dr Asa Cusack (University of Sheffield), who will be working on the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and Post-Neoliberalism in Latin America from the 1st of October, and Dr Hilary Francis (University of Aberdeen), who will be researching Cuban teachers in revolutionary Nicaragua, from December 2014. In addition, several applicants have been offered a Visiting Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year. These individuals are the following ones:
From October 2014, ILAS will offer a pathway degree through the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights, convened by the Human Rights Consortium . This pathway will enable students who wish to focus on the human rights challenges, norms and developments specific to Latin America to specialise at an early stage in their academic career, strengthening their understanding of a unique and diverse region.
CFP deadline: May 31st, 2014 ' Spaces of Possibility and Ambiguity: Democracy, Decentralisation and The State in Contemporary Latin America ' on Wednesday, 25th June, 2014 Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Penny Harvey (CRESC, University of Manchester) and Dr. Kregg Hetherington (Concordia University)