Latin American Centre

Malcolm Deas

Emeritus Fellow; LAC Associate Member

Malcolm Deas graduated from New College with a First in modern History in 1962, and was a Fellow of All Souls College from 1962-1966. he was one of the original staff of the Latin American Centre, founded at that time by Sir Raymond Carr with support from the Ford Foundation, and was a Fellow of St Antony’s College and University Lecturer in the Government and Politics of Latin America from 1966 until his retirement in 2008.

Alan Angell

Emeritus Fellow; LAC Associate Member

I came to the Latin American Centre in 1966 after having spent a year in Colombia with UNESCO and before that lecturing at the University of Keele. Initially my appointment was shared with the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London where I ran a seminar programme on Latin America. I became a University Lecturer and Fellow of St Antony’s in 1970 and I have been here since I retired in 2006.

Rosemary Thorp

Emeritus Fellow; LAC Associate Member

Rosemary Thorp was Reader in the Economics of Latin America and is an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College. She was for three periods Director of the Latin American Centre. During 2003-04 she was Director of Queen Elizabeth House, the University's Institute of Development Studies. In December 2001 she became for five years the Chair of Trustees of Oxfam G.B. Her “Progress, Poverty and Exclusion: an Economic History of Latin America in the Twentieth Century” , written at the invitation of the Inter-American Development Bank, is a much-used textbook.

Dr John Crabtree

Research Associate; LAC Associate Member

I came back to Oxford, where I had done my undergraduate studies in modern history, in 1983, and have been a research associate at the LAC and a senior member of Saint Antony's College for much of the time since then. I specialise in the politics of the Andean countries, on which I have written widely. In 2012, I published a short book on Bolivian politics since 2006 and am currently working on a book on Peruvian politics.

I hold an MA from Liverpool University and a PhD from Oxford Brookes University where I am currently also a visiting researcher.

Laurence Whitehead

Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College; LAC Associate Member

Laurence Whitehead is a Senior Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford University, and until 2015 was Senior Fellow of the College.  During 2005/6 he served as Acting Warden there.  In 2011/2 he served as Senior Proctor of the University.  

Dr Laura Rival

Associate Professor in Anthropology and Development; LAC Associate Member

Since I came back to Oxford as a lecturer, I have divided my time between the Department of International Development, where I introduce students to social and cultural anthropology; the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME), where I collaborate with my colleague Elizabeth Ewart and supervise students interested in the indigenous cultures of lowland South America; the LAC, where I talk about indigenous peoples, their rights, and environmental governance; and my college, Linacre, where I support student efforts to lead the university on a low carbon development path.

Dr Halbert Jones

Director, Rothermere American Institute; LAC Associate Member

I joined the Latin American Centre in 2011, when I arrived at St Antony’s College to lead its North American Studies Programme, an initiative to explore the connections between the states and societies of the North American region, broadly defined as extending from the Arctic to Central America and the Caribbean.  In 2016, I became director of the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford’s centre for the study of the history, politics, and literature of the United States.

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