Doctoral study in Latin American Studies

Why study with us?

As a doctoral candidate, you'll benefit from: financial support for research expenses through PReSS funding; high-calibre supervision practices; and the networks and expertise of our world-class academic researchers.

Research opportunities

We welcome PhD research proposals in areas such as:

  • Latin American history and culture
  • The contemporary experience of the Latin American people
  • Latin American music and film
  • Women's and Indigenous studies
  • Colonial and nation-state studies
  • Post-authoritarian South America
  • Human rights and cultural resistance
  • Art and trauma

Our people

We are interested in the histories, cultures and contemporary experience of the Latin American people. As a PhD student in Latin American Studies, you will have the opportunity to be co-supervised by specialists from across the University of Auckland.

Past research topics

Scholarships and awards

There are several scholarships you may be eligible for when you decide to pursue your PhD in Latin American Studies:

Help and advice

For help with enrolling in your PhD you can contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to discuss your plans for your doctoral research you can contact our PhD Adviser.

Apply for doctoral study