Doctoral supervision in the Institute of Latin American Studies is available 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
  • 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

Dr Catherine Davies at the Institute of Modern Languages Research

Dr David Cantor at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

To make an application for a research degree, speak first to the manager of the Institute of Latin American Studies. Your particular research interest may be able to be supported even though it is not listed above. Once in contact with the Institute, you will be put in touch with a possible supervisor. It is important that you discuss your research proposal with him or her, and that you feel that you can work together for the duration of your programme. Please review our guidelines for drafting your research proposal. Your supervisor will help you ensure that your proposal is ready for review by the Institute Research Degrees Committee as part of your application.

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