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.
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
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
- "Policies of decentralisation in the context of armed conflict: An analysis of Colombian local autonomy" | Supervised by Professor Jennifer Curtin and Dr Kathryn Lehman
- "Negotiating gendered discourses: Michelle Bachelet and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner" | Supervised by Dr Kathryn Lehman and Associate Professor Walescka Pino-Ojeda
- "Word imagery and painted rhetoric: Historians, artists and the invention of the history of Brazil" | Supervised by Associate Professor Leonard Bell and Dr Kathryn Lehman
- "From the people to the popular: Fifty years of Brazilian film" | Supervised by Dr Kathryn Lehman and Associate Professor Walescka Pino-Ojeda
- "Locating the Mestizo intellectual: Race and class in Mariátegui, Arguedas and Gutiérrez" | Supervised by Dr Kathryn Lehman
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.