The purpose of this scheme is to provide support to Early Career Scholars with relevant subject expertise to pursue innovative and interdisciplinary research on Latin America and the Caribbean in an environment tailored to such work, free from competitive institutional constraints. The scheme enables the Fellows to engage a broad range of UK and international scholars in their research through the formation of networks and through collaboration in research projects, publications and dissemination events such as workshops and conferences.  Applications for 2020-21 are currently open.  Please see below for further details. 

 

 Current Fellows

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Eve Hayes de Kalaf

Research Area: citizenship and noncitizenship, legal and digital identity, race, social protection, statelessness 
Tenure:  January – June 2020

Biography

Eve has an extensive academic and professional background working in Latin America and the Caribbean. She obtained a distinction in a PGDip in Human Development with the United Nations in 2010 and a Master’s degree at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London in 2011. She completed her PhD in Latin American Studies from the University of Aberdeen in 2018 whilst teaching at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. Eve then moved to the School of Law and Social Justice and subsequently the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Liverpool.

Eve’s research offers some uncomfortable insights into the use and abuse of modern-day identity-based development 'solutions' that aim to provide all people, everywhere with a legal identity. Importantly, her doctoral research in the Dominican Republic was the first to identify a link between the promulgation of ID practices by international organisations such as the World Bank and the United Nations with arbitrary measures that retroactively stripped hundreds of thousands of native-born (largely) Haitian-descended citizens of their Dominican citizenship.

As an ILAS Stipendiary Fellow, Eve will examine how states can use civil registries and state bureaucracies to impede and block access to citizenship documentation and welfare services. These measures can affect citizens who may not fit comfortably with ‘white’ fantasies of who constitutes the body politic, including black and indigenous populations, the poor, migrants and the migrant-descended and/or other marginalised groups. The project will also inform research on contemporary disputes over access to documentation by addressing questions arising over the recent Windrush scandal and the struggles of Latino populations in obtaining state-issued identity documentation as US citizens.

 

 

 

 

Manoela Carpendo

Manoela Carpenedo

Research Area: Religious dynamics in Latin America, the anthropology of Christianity, sociology of religion and geopolitics of faith
Tenure:  

Biography

Manoela Carpenedo is a social scientist and ethnographer. Her research interests focus on topics related to religious dynamics in Latin America, the anthropology of Christianity, sociology of religion and geopolitics of faith. Born and raised in Brazil, she holds a Mphil and PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge. Manoela is currently finalising her book: ‘Becoming Jewish believing in Jesus’ under contract with Oxford University Press (New York). Building on her ethnographic work in Brazil, the monograph explores the reasons why former Charismatic Evangelicals (with no Jewish background) are now embracing Orthodox Jewish tenets and lifestyles. As a Stipendiary Fellow at ILAS, Manoela will continue to analyse the multifaceted ways in which Christian Zionism and Judaising forms of Christianity are taking shape in Latin America. Her next project entitled ‘Christian Zionist sensibilities and Evangelical politics in Latin America’ aims to investigate how this emerging religious tendency combining Evangelical theological teachings and Zionist political anxieties is being articulated in the socio-political digital landscapes in Brazil and Colombia.

 

 

 

 

 

2020 / 2021 Stipendiary Fellowship 

**THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2020/2021 SCHEME IS NOW OPEN; DEADLINE: SUNDAY 10 MAY**

About the Scheme

ILAS' Stipendiary Fellowship Scheme offers funding to support Early Career Scholars in Latin America and Caribbean Studies for periods of between three and six months.

Successful applicants will be based at Senate House, London and receive:

During your tenure you are expected to contribute in a positive way to the scholarly life and community of the Institute.

Please see our Call for Applications for full details.

Applications

To apply, please send the following documents by email to ilas@sas.ac.uk by 11.59pm (UK time) on Sunday 10 May 2020:

  • A completed application form
  • A short CV (not usually longer than four pages)
  • A Research Proposal detailing the research project to be carried out during the Fellowship (maximum: 2000 words)
  • A Scholarly Engagement Proposal outlining how you would form networks, disseminate research outputs, work across subject disciplines and apply innovative approaches (approximately 1000 words)
  • Two references from appropriate academic referees to be sent by separate cover (further details on references can be found in sections 21-23 of the Call for Applications)

We regret that applications received after this deadline may not be considered.

Contact

If you have any questions about the scheme, please consult the Call for Applications in the first instance.

If you are unable to find the relevant information there, then please contact the ILAS office:  ilas@sas.ac.uk

 

Former Fellows

Former Fellows

Dr Camila Gatica Mizala
Research topic: Controlling the Body: Decency in Argentina, 1850-1945
Tenure: September 2017 - December 2017

Dr Helen Melling
Research topic: Hidden in Plain Sight’: Visualizing Black Subjects in Late Colonial and 19th Century Peru
Tenure: September 2017 - December 2017 

 Dr Jessica Sklair
Research topic: Impact Investing in Brazil: Reshaping the Latin American Development Agenda in Pursuit of Financial and Social Return
Tenure: November 2017 - May 2018

Dr Giuliana Borea
Research topic: “New Art Worlds”?: The Differential Assemblage of Latin American Art and Paradoxes of Participation
Tenure: November 2016 to April 2017  

Dr Elena McGrath
Research topic: The Devil in the Mines: Workers, Democracy, and Natural Resources in Bolivia, 1970-2000
Tenure: November 2016 to April 2017

Dr Jack Webb
Research topic: Ideas About Haiti and the Decolonisation of Jamaica, 1945–62
Tenure: January 2017 to June 2017

Dr Niall Geraghty
Research topic: A Sign of Contradiction: Liberation and Salvation in the Work of León Ferrari
Tenure: October 2015 to December 2015

Dr Amy Penfield
Research topic: Experiences of petrol in a petro-state
Tenure: October 2015 to June 2016

Dr Kathryn Santner
Research topic: Transpacific Sisters: Art and the Lived Experience of Peruvian and Philippine Religious Women
Tenure: January 2016 to July 2016

Dr Asa Cusack
Research topic: The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and the Dilemmas of Post-Neoliberal Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
Tenure: October 2014 to March 2015

Dr Hilary Francis
Research topic: ‘Lifting the veil of ignorance’? Cuban teachers in revolutionary Nicaragua
Tenure: December 2014 to July 2015

Dr Michela Coletta
Research topic: Spatializing History, Historizing Space: Nature and Modernity in Latin America
Tenure: December 2013 to July 2014

Dr Kris Juncker
Research topic: Internationalist Cuba: Visual Culture and Cultural Outreach
Tenure: October 2013 to June 2014

Dr Malayna Raftopoulos
Research topic: Tourism and Climate Change in Peru: Adapting a Framework for Action
Tenure: October 2013 to June 2014

Dr Matt Wilde
Research topic: Democracy and Polarisation in Post-Chavez Venezuela
Tenure: October 2013 to June 2014

Dr Rosie Doyle
Research topic: Politiking and the Discourse of Rights in Mexico
Period of visit: January 2013 to June 2013

Dr Ainhoa Montoya
Research topic: Violence and Democracy in Post-War El Salvador; The Political Economoy of Transitions to Democracy
Period of visit: January 2013 to June 2013

Dr Tom Packer
Research topic: Jesse Helms, the Rise of Southern Republicanism and the End of the Old South
Tenure: October to May 2013

Dr Annabel Pinker
Research topic: Getting Round the State: Bypass Politics in the Peruvian Andes
Tenure: October to May 2013

Dr Mattia Toaldo
Research topic: The US Foreign Policy Elite and the Transitions Towards Democracy in the Arab World
Tenure: October to May 2013

Dr Camila Gatica Mizala
Research topic: Controlling the Body: Decency in Argentina, 1850-1945
Tenure: September 2017 - December 2017

Dr Helen Melling
Research topic: Hidden in Plain Sight’: Visualizing Black Subjects in Late Colonial and 19th Century Peru
Tenure: September 2017 - December 2017 

 Dr Jessica Sklair
Research topic: Impact Investing in Brazil: Reshaping the Latin American Development Agenda in Pursuit of Financial and Social Return
Tenure: November 2017 - May 2018

Dr Giuliana Borea
Research topic: “New Art Worlds”?: The Differential Assemblage of Latin American Art and Paradoxes of Participation
Tenure: November 2016 to April 2017  

Dr Elena McGrath
Research topic: The Devil in the Mines: Workers, Democracy, and Natural Resources in Bolivia, 1970-2000
Tenure: November 2016 to April 2017

Dr Jack Webb
Research topic: Ideas About Haiti and the Decolonisation of Jamaica, 1945–62
Tenure: January 2017 to June 2017

Dr Niall Geraghty
Research topic: A Sign of Contradiction: Liberation and Salvation in the Work of León Ferrari
Tenure: October 2015 to December 2015

Dr Amy Penfield
Research topic: Experiences of petrol in a petro-state
Tenure: October 2015 to June 2016

Dr Kathryn Santner
Research topic: Transpacific Sisters: Art and the Lived Experience of Peruvian and Philippine Religious Women
Tenure: January 2016 to July 2016

Dr Asa Cusack
Research topic: The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and the Dilemmas of Post-Neoliberal Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
Tenure: October 2014 to March 2015

Dr Hilary Francis
Research topic: ‘Lifting the veil of ignorance’? Cuban teachers in revolutionary Nicaragua
Tenure: December 2014 to July 2015

Dr Michela Coletta
Research topic: Spatializing History, Historizing Space: Nature and Modernity in Latin America
Tenure: December 2013 to July 2014

Dr Kris Juncker
Research topic: Internationalist Cuba: Visual Culture and Cultural Outreach
Tenure: October 2013 to June 2014

Dr Malayna Raftopoulos
Research topic: Tourism and Climate Change in Peru: Adapting a Framework for Action
Tenure: October 2013 to June 2014

Dr Matt Wilde
Research topic: Democracy and Polarisation in Post-Chavez Venezuela
Tenure: October 2013 to June 2014

Dr Rosie Doyle
Research topic: Politiking and the Discourse of Rights in Mexico
Period of visit: January 2013 to June 2013

Dr Ainhoa Montoya
Research topic: Violence and Democracy in Post-War El Salvador; The Political Economoy of Transitions to Democracy
Period of visit: January 2013 to June 2013

Dr Tom Packer
Research topic: Jesse Helms, the Rise of Southern Republicanism and the End of the Old South
Tenure: October to May 2013

Dr Annabel Pinker
Research topic: Getting Round the State: Bypass Politics in the Peruvian Andes
Tenure: October to May 2013

Dr Mattia Toaldo
Research topic: The US Foreign Policy Elite and the Transitions Towards Democracy in the Arab World
Tenure: October to May 2013