LAC Affiliate Programme
The LAC Affiliate programme joins together academics from across the University of Oxford doing fascinating work on the region in the social sciences and the humanities. This network aims to strengthen interactions between researchers and create exciting opportunities for further collaboration.
LAC Affiliate Programme Members
Research Interests: Multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, welfare economics, Amartya Sen’s capability approach, the measurement of freedoms, and human development.
Research Interests: Literature and science; spectrality; landscape; intellectual history in Latin America and beyond; comparative projects that explore transnational literary and intellectual exchanges in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Research Interests: Contemporary literature and film in Latin America, with a particular focus on Argentine poetry.
Research Interests: Education inequality, international assessments, mixed models in cross-sectional and longitudinal settings, and causal inference with observational data.
Current primary research is on collective movement and exercise, social bonding, cooperation and well being. Previous research in Brazil includes work on cultural transmission, religion and cooperation, cognitive biases in social perception, and the development of children's social preferences.
Research Interests: Material and visual aspects of Amerindian lived worlds, including body adornment, beadwork, garden design and village layout and the anthropology of everyday practices, such as child rearing and gardening.
Research Interests: Early and nineteenth-century North America, specialising in indigenous, colonial, imperial, environmental, and borderlands history.
Research interests: conflict, security and transnational organised crime, especially drug trafficking as well as terrorism, peace building and governance, Colombia.
Research interests: The political, cultural and social history of Europe, including Britain, and its interaction with the Global Hispanic world (Spain, the Americas, Philippines, North and West Africa) from a transnational perspective, particularly from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.
Dr Brian McBeth
D. Phil. in Politics, Social Sciences Department, Oxford University. He has published extensively including ‘Juan Vicente Gómez and the Oil Companies in Venezuela, 1908-1935’ (Cambridge University Press, 1983); ‘British Oil Policy, 1919 1939’ (London, Frank Cass & Co., 1985); ‘Petroleum in Venezuela: A Bibliography (Boston, G.K. Hall & Co., 1985);‘Gunboats, Corruption and Claims: Foreign Intervention in Venezuela, 1899-1908’ Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 2001); and ‘Dictatorship and Politics: Intrigue, Betrayal, and Survival in Venezuela, 1908–1935’ (Notre Dame University press, 2008); His latest book is ‘La Política Petrolera Venezolana: Una perspectiva histórica, 1922-2005’ (Caracas, Universidad Metropolitana, 2015.) His main research interest is in the history of the oil industry. He is currently working on a major study of Venezuela’s 1943 Oil law as well as examining in a separate study the economic impact the oil concessionaires had on Venezuela during the Gómez dictatorship. He is a former Director of Schroder Securities Ltd.
Research Interests: Twentieth Spanish American literature, with a particular interest in the avant-garde poetry of the 1920s and 1930s, especially that of Neruda and Vallejo.
Research Interests: International capital flows (foreign direct investment and workers' remittances) and in the importance institutions in Latin America (particularly the cases of Mexico and Colombia); international migration with an emphasis in forced migration.
Research Interests : Comparative Politics; Democratic Representation; Latin American Politics; Causal Inference.
Research Intrests: Comparative and international political economy with a regional focus in Latin America; the political economy of global production and innovation, development finance, state-business relations, and Brazilian politics.
Research Interests: Thomas Aquinas, philosophy of religion (in particular issues regarding divine action), science and religion.
Research Interests: Brazilian music, sound studies, music technology, hip hop, posthumous duets, jazz, music and diaspora, ethnography, critical theory, improvisation.
Academic Research Topics: Maya oral history, Mixtec indigenous market systems and Nicaraguan cultural heritage and ethnohistory.
Research Interests: Twentieth-century and contemporary Spanish American fiction, with a particular interest in the historical novel, representations of the body, travel narratives, and literary accounts of illness and medicine.
Research Interests: The economic impact of immigration on migrant receiving countries and the link between migration (including forced migration) and economic development in migrant sending countries.
Research Interests: The fields of Spanish American literature and cultural history; Jorge Luis Borges; and narrative fiction in the Spanish Golden Age, especially Cervantes.
Research interests: women´s writing, favela literature, Brazil