Research Degrees in Latin American Studies

Doctoral research supervision in Latin American Studies is available at the Institute of Latin American Studies in the following areas:

Academic Areas of Supervision
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
  • The anthropology of democracy and state transformation
  • The ethnography of the law
  • The anthropology of the environment and natural resources
  • Social movements and citizenship practices
  • Transitional justice, human rights and memory work

To apply for a research degree, please first contact the Institute. Even if your area of interest in Latin American studies 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.