PhD in Latin American Studies

Students completing a PhD in Latin American Studies have the opportunity to be co-supervised by specialists from two different disciplinary units and across faculties. The following research clusters provide guidance about the multiple disciplinary options available to them.
 

Comparative studies

In Politics and International Relations:

In Education:

In Law:

In Business:

Development, Education, Labour and Security

Gender and Power in Latin America

Indigenous Studies

  • Indigenous peoples and participatory media (Dr Kathryn Lehman, Spanish and Latin American Studies)
  • Indigenous peoples and participatory media (Dr Sue Abel, Maori Studies, and Media, Film and Television)
  • Sovereignty and epistemology (Dr Kathryn Lehman, Spanish and Latin American Studies)
  • Natural resources and privatisation (Dr Marama Leigh Muru-Lanning, Anthropology, James Henare Māori Research Centre)
  • Documentary film and representation of Indigenous Peoples (Dr Kathryn Lehman, Spanish and Latin American Studies)
  • Indigenous Peoples, colonisation and the nation-state (Dr Kathryn Lehman, Spanish and Latin American Studies)

Neoliberalism in Latin America

  • Privatization of education in Latin America (Dr Ritesh Shah, Faculty of Education and Social Work)
  • Private-public partnerships in education in Latin America (Dr Ritesh Shah, Faculty of Education and Social Work)
  • Neoliberalism, memory and trauma in post-authoritarian Latin America (Associate Professor Walescka Pino-Ojeda, Spanish and Latin American Studies)
     

Popular Culture

Social Trauma and Politics

Partner universities

Students completing a PhD in Latin America Studies are eligible to conduct one semester of research at any partner university that offers such a degree, without paying additional fees. At these institutions students will be supervised by specialists for the duration of their stay. To cover airfare and accommodation costs, students completing this PhD may use their allocated research budget, which can be supplemented through other scholarships, such as the 360 International Scholarship.

Our main partner universities in the area of Latin American Studies are:

  • Australian National University, Australia
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • University of Chile, Chile
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
  • Colegio de Mexico, Mexico
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • University of Salamanca, Spain
  • University of Nottingham, UK
  • University College London, UK
  • University of California, Davis, USA
  • University of Oregon, USA
  • University of Washington, USA

Find out more through Exchange Partner or inter-semester courses abroad.