Intellectual Community

PhD Community

The Lunchtime Forums and the Academic Programme are the central building blocks of the new PhD Intellectual Community

Lunchtime Forum

These termly events offer PhD students the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback form the Centre's academics. This space is especially advantageous for students in their 3rd or 4th year and /or for those with a concrete element of research done (ie. journal article, book chapter, thesis draft or equivalent). The feedback received is constructive and rich as it ranges from multiple disciplines.


PhD Academic Programme 

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Seeking to address the regional and empirical gap in Latin America and Caribbean-specific PhD research, the academic staff at the Centre has put together a thought-provoking academic programme covering theoretical and practical elements on methodologies and fieldwork in the region.

PhD students will benefit from direct knowledge-transfer sessions, workshops and conversations with the Centre's academics. These weekly sessions provide a stimulating yet open discussion on which to develop research skills specifically tailored for Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Seminars on methodologies explore the diverse methodological approaches to conduct research in Latin America and the Caribbean. Their challenges are, nonetheless, also discussed further illustrating the full reality of research design in the region.
  • Fieldwork seminars are rooted in the existing experience of the Centre's academic staff. These sessions are a conversation on best practices, the limitations of certain approaches, and personal accounts on conducting fieldwork in the region.

Full Academic Programme Timetable

Unless specified otherwise, all sessions will take place at 16.00 in Room 9.04 at Fawcett House.

27 January - Gendered approaches on fieldwork in violent contexts - Dr Erin McFee

3 February - Collaborative research methods - Dr Erin McFee

10 February - Participatory and action-oriented research (2-hour session) - Dr Alexandra Abello-Colak

17 February - session cancelled

24 February - session cancelled

3 Marchsession cancelled

10 March - Decolonial and indigenous methodologies II - Dr Aiko Ikemura Amaral

17 March - Arts-based methods I - Dr Megan Ryburn

24 March - Arts-based methods IIDr Megan Ryburn

31 Marchsession cancelled

7 April Urban ethnography and approaches to interviewing - Dr Matthew Richmond 

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